Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks needed half a sack in Thursday night's game against the Tennessee Titans to earn a nice $600,000 bonus. And, with 17 seconds left in the game, it looked like time was running out.
But, not only did Marks' game-ending, take-down of Titans quarterback Charlie Whitehurst for a 9-yard loss preserve the Jaguars' 21-13 victory, it gave him 600 thousand reasons give the money sign and celebrate with teammates.
Marks' current contract with the Jaguars included a bonus clause paying him $600,000 if he recorded eight sacks in 2014. His career high was four in 2013. His 7.5 sacks entering Week 16 of the season put him put him one-half shy of getting the money sack.