Jason Verrett is a 29-year-old football cornerback for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League.
Verrett was drafted in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers as they recognized his talents and hard work. He has played in the Pro Bowl, First-Team All-American team; Co-Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, and First-Team All-Big 12.
Despite a series of injuries, including a fatal one that could have ended his career, Jason Verrett persevered and is back with a bang for the newer seasons. He considers late rapper Nipsey Hussle his inspiration and frequently shares about the rapper in his social media handles.
Before moving on to the details about Verrett, here are some quick facts about the star Cornerback.
Jason Verrett: Quick Facts
|Full Name||Jason Verrett|
|Birth Date||18th June 1991|
|Age||29 years old|
|Birth Place||Fairfield, California, USA|
|Nick Name||J-5, Feeva|
|Education||Angelo Rodriguez High School
Texas Christian University
|Father’s Name||Warren Verrett|
|Mother’s Name||Cynthia Verrett|
|Height||5’10” (1.78 m)|
|Weight||85 kg (188 lbs)|
|Children||One; Jason Verrett Jr.|
|Net Worth||$10 million|
|Affiliations||NFL, San Diego Chargers (previous team), San Fransisco 49ers|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter|
|Merch||Autographed NFL Football, Signed Football Card|
Jason Verrett- Early Life and High School Years
Verrett was born on 18th June 1991 to mother Cynthia Verrett and father Warren Verrett in Fairfield, California. After studying middle school in B Gale Wilson Middle School, he went to the Angelo Rodriguez High School to complete his high school.
In high school, Verrett ran track and played football. He emitted a high level of sportsmanship during both of these sports, and his coaches in school were impressed by his performance.
He played back on offense and cornerback on the defensive side when in high school, and it followed when he started playing professionally as well.
Football competitions were good for Verrett as he received Back of the Year honors in junior and senior years.
Verrett also ran track and field, and he participated in a year where he came third in the freshman/sophomore finals.
Verrett did not receive any scholarship offers from colleges and hence decided to attend the Santa Rosa Junior College, where he was selected for the all-conference first team in 2010. The rivals.com considered him a three-star recruit.
Jason Verrett attended the Texas Christian University in 2011 and garnered a total of 58 tackles that year. In 2012, he had a total of 63 tackles and 6 interceptions, which was the highest on the team.
He got selected in the All-Big 12 selection, and the Sports Illustrated magazine named him All-American.
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Jason Verrett- Professional NFL Career
Verrett pursued his NFL career through his attendance in the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis and completed the combine and positional drills in the event.
He shined in the scouting challenge and finished second in the crowd of participating defensive backs.
Verrett also attended TCU’s pro day, where he performed bench presses and vertical jump. The scouts were thoroughly impressed by Verrett’s performance despite having a torn labrum in the shoulders.
Jason attended pre-draft visits with multiple teams like Pittsburgh Steelers, Houston Texans, Arizona Cardinals, New York Jets, and St Louis Rams.
Verrett had to undergo surgery to fix his torn labrum in the shoulders he incurred during the season.
NFL Analyst ranked him the fifth-best cornerback, Sports Illustrated’s Analyst ranked him the third-best cornerback, while DraftScout.com ranked him as the fourth-best cornerback.
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San Diego Chargers
Jason Verrett was selected by the San Deigo Chargers in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He was the highest selected TCU defender since 1961.
Likewise, he signed a four-year, $7.88 million contract, which entailed a $6.39 million guarantee and a $4.05 million signing bonus.
Coach Mike McCoy placed him third, starting after Brandon Flowers and Shareece Wright. Verrett debuted in the NFL for the San Diego Chargers in a match against Arizona Cardinals, where he gained a combined 4 tackles and a defective pass.
Sadly, they lost the game to the Cardinals.
Jason got the chance to start in place of Flowers in a match but had to remain inactive for a match against Jacksonville Jaguars in week 4 due to a hamstring injury.
In his debut season, his highest recorded personal score was in a victorious match against Oakland Raiders. He scored six solo tackles, broke up two passes, and made his first interception in his NFL career during the same game.
The injured labrum continued giving him trouble as he had to leave mid-game a few times. He tried multiple times to play despite the injury but had to leave mid-game. Verrett even stayed on the bench multiple times in his debut season.
Jason Verrett ended his rookie season with a total of nineteen combined tackles, eighteen solo tackles, four pass deflections, and an interception. He had to go through surgery to fix his injuries and his rotator cuff.
Rising Second Years
In his second year with the San Diego Chargers, he was named the starting cornerback and Flowers. Verret made a season-high of three pass deflections and returned an interception against Chicago Bears.
Verrett incurred a foot injury in the 2015 season and had to miss a few games in the initial weeks. He collected the season-high of wight solo tackles, deflected a pass, and intercepted another pass against Kansas City Cheifs.
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Jason ended the season with a better record than his rookie year as he made a total of forty-seven combined tackles, forty-two solo tackles, twelve pass deflections, three interceptions, and a touchdown, all in just fourteen games. He started thirteen of the games.
In his third year at the San Deigo Chargers, he started as the running back in the season premiere match against Kansas City Cheifs and completed two combined tackles, a deflected pass, and an interception. They lost the match despite that.
Under the new coach in San Diego Chargers, Jason Verrett was named the starting running back along with Casey Hayward. During the later half of the season, Verrett had to undergo knee surgery to cure the knee injury he sustained after his match with the Denver Broncos.
Verrett could not play the entire year of 2018 because of the tear in his Achilles tendon.
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San Francisco 49ers
Jason Verrett signed a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers for $3.6 million. Verrett incurred an ankle injury and was kept on injured reserve.
The 49ers and Jason Verret renewed their contracts in April 2020. Verrett made his first interception for the 49ers in the sixth week of the season against the Los Angeles Rams. This was also his first interception since 2016.
Jason Verrett- Personal Life and Girlfriend
Verrett has a brother, Tre Verret, who works as a client services representative for the Oakland Raiders. Tre is responsible for keeping the season ticket holders happy. So, in a match against Jason’s team and Tre’s team, it was an awaited one as the brothers were in opposite teams.
Jason is currently dating beauty queen and model McKayla Roary. She is an avid supporter of Jason and whatever team he is playing at. Roary is constantly seen in the t-shirts, hats, face stickers, and social media updates on the matches she watches to support her boyfriend.
Jason Verrett welcomed his first son in 2018. When asked about it, he was quoted as saying,
“It was special, “I kind of don’t show my emotions too much, but my son hit a soft spot on me. When he was born, it was the best feeling in the world. It was just love at first sight.”
Net Worth and Contract
As of 2020, the San Francisco 49ers cornerback has a staggering net worth of $10 million. As expected, most of his income comes from his successful NFL career and reputation.
Likewise, the star player signed a four-year contract with the San Diego Chargers that was worth $7,889,002. But in the fifth year, he moved to Los Angeles Chargers.
Nonetheless, his move has not left him empty-handed. His contract not only includes a guaranteed sum of $6,393,229 but also a signing bonus of $4,057,456.
All in all, Jason earns around $1,972,251 on average. So far, from his five years of NFL career, Verrett has garnered about $16,368,239.
FAQs about Jason Verrett
1. Is Jason Verrett any good?
Yes, he is an extremely good running back. According to Pro Football Focus, he is ranked as the third-best cornerback in league with an overall grade of 81.7.
2. Did Jason Verrett get hurt?
Verrett frequently incurred injuries, but despite this fact, he has always performed extraordinary every time he is on the field.
3. Is Jason Verrett married?
We don’t have any concrete information on his marital status, but it is reported that he is still with his long time girlfriend, McKayla Roary. They also have a child together.