A rising star doesn’t necessarily need much “swag”. However, the current Philadelphia Eagles’ cornerback, Jalen Mills always catches us off guard with his bright, lime-green hairdo from the 2016 NFL draft until he became an official player. He might have just started later than players with the same age, it doesn’t mean that he’s at a disadvantage. The others just “played earlier” for him. If you don’t actually know the career highlights of the infamous Jalen Mills, with his quirky comebacks and green haircut, let us give you a brief rundown.Image Credit: Keith Allison
Also, what is Jalen Mills net worth in 2018? What are Jalen Mills’s salary/earnings? Read on…
Jalen Mills had attended the Lancaster High School before transferring to DeSoto High School in Texas for his final high school year. Throughout his high school, he had been playing football. By the time 2011 rolled around, Mills had registered 26 tackles, one interception, and six pass breakups. Because of his skill and aptitude in American football, he helped the DeSoto Eagles to achieve a 10-2 record. And it was because of him that the Eagles’ had an appearance in the UIL 5A Division 1 playoff appearance. It might have been a loss for Mills and his team with a score of 41-31 against Dallas Skyline, Mills did not lose hope. Unknown to him, Mills was rated by Rivals.com (a famous online American football newsletters) as a three-star recruit – a high rating for someone that had just started. It was also because of Rivals.com that Mills was able to get into the Louisiana State University (LSU) and still play collegiate football.
In his freshman year at LSU, Jalen Mills had already been part of all 13 games as a cornerback. By the end of 2012, he had set a record of his 57 tackles and two interceptions. Growing up and becoming a sophomore did not lessen his vigor. In 2013, his sophomore year, Mills was still the one that started all 13 games. The end of his sophomore year yielded his record of 67 tackles, three interceptions, and three sacks. However, he did not falter. Reaching the year of 2014 and Mills’ junior standing, he started another 12 games at safety and one at cornerback. The end of 2014, Mills had an astounding season record of 62 tackle and one interception. But bad luck struck as Mills entered his senior years as a collegiate. Due to an injury, Mills missed the first six games due to injury. Despite his injury, he was named as a 2015 All-American by the CBS Sports.
During the 2016 NFL Draft, many people thought that Jalen Mills would be chosen in the first half of the selection. However, there are also those that believe otherwise. Because of his injury in 2015, he had lost some support. It can be attributed to how the football scene can be quite rowdy and there are those that do not like to take chances with newly drafted players. But he was selected.
After the seventh round of the NFL Draft in 2016, Jalen Mills had signed with the Philadelphia Eagles for a four year contract! And on September, Mills had appropriately made his professional regular season debut in the season-opener against the Cleveland Browns. It had resulted in the victory of the Eagles with a record of two solo tackles in the 29-10 victory. Because of his stellar performance, the Eagles had him play again the following week. Mills then garnered a peak record of six solo tackles and a pass defense during the win over the Chicago Bears. Broadly speaking, he played in all 16 games with two starts as a rookie, recording 61 combined tackles (51 solo) and seven passes defended – a staggering amount considering his newness to the team.
Jalen Mills had to face many trials just to guarantee his spot on the first string. During the Eagles’ victory against the Washington Redskins, Mills had recorded nine combined tackles, two pass deflections, and made his first career interception off of a pass attempt in 2017. But how about recent news?
In an online article, Jalen Mills was called as the embodiment of spirit of his team: the brashness, the aggressive approach, and the resilience. And that is just the player that he is – brash, aggressive and indomitable.
In 2016, Jalen Mills signed a 4 year, $2,4 million contract with the Philadelphia Eagles, $77 thousand of which is guaranteed,. Jalen Mills signed a 4 year, $2,416,856 contract with the Philadelphia Eagles, including a $76,856 signing bonus, $76,856 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $604,214. In all, we estimate Jalen Mills net worth in 2018 at around $2 million.