Ziggy Hood's contract with the Jaguars is 4 years for $16 million, with $5.5 million guaranteed.
For sake of comparison, Hood's 5-year rookie deal with the Steelers was worth ~$10 million.
Former first round pick Ziggy Hood has left one of the great NFL franchises for one of the worst.
#Jaguars agree to terms with DT Ziggy Hood.— Ryan O'Halloran (@ryanohalloran) March 13, 2014
Hood, a first round pick in 2009 never lived up to his potential coming out of Missouri and failed to take hold of a starting job. Hood was one of the strongest members of the Steelers in shorts, but never translated that brute strength to on the field production.
Pro Football Focus' rankings have had Hood in the bottom-5 of 3-4 DE's for the last three seasons. For as not great as Hood was, the real issue as far as the Steelers are concerned is in regards to depth. They don't really have any.
Look for the team to continue scouring the market for some veteran help, as well as address the position in May's NFL Draft.
"Their scheme. All the coaches, the philosophy, and how I'm gonna be used in that system." -- Ziggy Hood, on why he picked the #Jaguars— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) March 13, 2014
"I think [Coach Wash] can take me to the next level." -- Ziggy Hood— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) March 13, 2014