Lions exercise fifth-year option for TE T.J. Hockenson

Allen Park, Mich.— The Detroit Lions announced today that they have exercised the fifth-year option on the contract of TE T.J. Hockenson.

Entering his fourth NFL season, Hockenson has appeared in 40 games (35 starts) and caught 160 passes for 1,673 yards (10.5 avg.) and 12 touchdowns. Originally selected by the Lions in the first round (8th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft out of Iowa, he earned his first Pro Bowl berth in 2020.

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