He may have only caught 3 passes for 16 yards against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, but it was enough for Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle to reach 60 receptions on this season. According to ESPN’s Field Yates, that mark has earned Doyle a nice addition to his upcoming salary.
By recording his 60th catch of the season, Colts TE Jack Doyle triggered an escalator clause, raising his base salary in 2018 by $400k from $3.5M to $3.9M.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) December 3, 2017
Doyle became the Colts’ primary tight end in this year after the Colts allowed Coby Fleener to leave for greener pastures last offseason, then they traded Dwayne Allen to the New England Patriots this offseason.
Currently at 62 receptions for the season, Doyle has a new career high. He is also 35 yards away from a new career high in that category. Both marks were set last year when he recorded 59 receptions for 584 yards and 5 touchdowns. He is unlikely to reach a new career high in touchdowns, however, as he has just 2 so far with four games left.
This is a well-deserved pay bump for Doyle, as he leads the Colts in receptions and targets (81), and is second in yards and touchdowns. It’s also a steep pay increase from this year, as his 2017 base salary is $1 million, according to Spotrac.