Name: Jachai Polite
Position: Outside linebacker
Born: March 30, 1998 (age 21)
Daytona Beach, Florida
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 245 lb (111 kg)
High school: Mainland (Daytona Beach, FL)
NFL Draft: 2019 / Round: 3 / Pick: 68
New York Jets (2019)*
Seattle Seahawks (2019 – present)*
Roster status: Practice Squad
Career highlights and awards
First-Team All-SEC (2018)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Who is Jachai Polite
Jachai Dacuan Polite is an American born professional football player and outside linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks. He played college football at Florida, USA.
Jachai Polite Early years
Jachai Polite attended Mainland High School in Daytona Beach, Florida. He recorded four sacks his senior season and 13 his junior year. He committed to the University of Florida to play college football.
Jachai Polite College career
As a freshman at Florida in 2016, Polite played in 12 games and had 11 tackles and two sacks. As a sophomore in 2017, he played in seven games with four starts before suffering a season ending shoulder injury. He finished the year with 22 tackles and two sacks.He returned to Florida in 2018. On December 31, 2018, Polite announced that he would declare for the 2019 NFL Draft.
Jachai Polite Professional career
Polite was selected by the New York Jets in the third round (68th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft. He was released on August 31, 2019 as part of the final roster cuts. A day later, Polite was signed by the Seattle Seahawks as reported by Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network.
Jachai Polite Controversy & Fines
The Jets’ surprising cut of third-round pick Jachai Polite on Saturday was not just based on his on-field struggles.
A source confirmed Jachai Polite was fined more than $100,000 by the team during his four months as a Jet for violating team rules, including being late for meetings. Pro Football Talk first reported Polite’s fines.
The quick exit of third-rounder Jachai Polite from the Jets included more than $100,000 in fines imposed by the team for tardiness and other infractions https://t.co/fQUsb0qWss
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) September 1, 2019
Polite received a $1.1 million signing bonus as part of the four-year rookie contract he signed with the Jets, so he ended up spending about 10 percent of that on fines.
Jachai Polite Salary and Net Worth
Jachai Polite signed a 1 year, $136,000 contract with the Seattle Seahawks, including an average annual salary of $136,000. In 2019, Polite will earn a base salary of $136,000, while carrying a cap hit of $136,000.
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