Zay Jones

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Jaguars, WR Age: 28-347d Exp: 6 Years
Drafted: Round 2 (#37 overall), 2017 College: East Carolina Agent(s): Elite Athlete Management

 
  • Current Contract

    Zay Jones signed a 3 year, $24,000,000 contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars, including a $5,500,000 signing bonus, $14,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $8,000,000. In 2024, Jones will earn a base salary of $7,000,000 and a workout bonus of $500,000, while carrying a cap hit of $10,752,628 and a dead cap value of $6,569,334.
    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $24,000,000
    Signing Bonus $5,500,000
    Average Salary $8,000,000
    Total Guarantees $14,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $14,000,000
    Free Agent: 2025 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Roster/Gm Workout Restructure Misc. Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash Cash AAV
    2022 Contract details by year 27 $1,500,000 $1,833,333 $500,000 - $500,000 - - $4,333,333 $14,500,000 $8,720,576($8,720,576) $8,720,576
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $14,500,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-10,166,667 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-1,666,667 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $10,833,333 2023 Dead Cap: $3,666,667 2022 Cap Savings: $-6,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $2,333,333 2023 Dead Cap: $3,666,667 2022 Cap Savings: $2,000,000
    2023 Contract details by year 28 $1,080,000 $1,833,333 - $264,699 $500,000 $1,184,000 $750,000 $5,612,032 $11,166,668 $7,764,699($16,485,275) $8,242,638
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $11,166,668 2023 Cap Savings: $-5,554,636 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $10,086,668 2023 Cap Savings: $-4,474,636 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $4,597,334 2024 Dead Cap: $6,569,334 2023 Cap Savings: $1,014,698 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $3,517,334 2024 Dead Cap: $6,569,334 2023 Cap Savings: $2,094,698

    Potential Out: 2024, 2 yr, $16,485,275; $6,569,334 dead cap

    2024 Contract details by year 29 $7,000,000 $1,833,334 - $235,294 $500,000 $1,184,000 - $10,752,628 $6,569,334 $8,000,000($24,485,275) $8,161,758
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $6,569,334 2024 Cap Savings: $4,183,294 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $6,569,334 2024 Cap Savings: $4,183,294 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $3,017,334 2025 Dead Cap: $3,552,000 2024 Cap Savings: $7,735,294 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $3,017,334 2025 Dead Cap: $3,552,000 2024 Cap Savings: $7,735,294
    2025 Contract details by year 30 - - - - - $1,184,000 - $3,552,000 $3,552,000 -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $3,552,000 2025 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $3,552,000 2025 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Dead Cap: $3,552,000 2025 Cap Savings: $3,552,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Dead Cap: $3,552,000 2025 Cap Savings: $3,552,000
    2026 Contract details by year 31 - - - - - $1,184,000 - $1,184,000 - -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Cap Savings: $1,184,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Cap Savings: $1,184,000 Post-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Cap Savings: $1,184,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Cap Savings: $1,184,000
    2027 Contract details by year 32 - - - - - $1,184,000 - $1,184,000 - -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Cap Savings: $1,184,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Cap Savings: $1,184,000 Post-6/1 Release 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2028 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Cap Savings: $1,184,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2028 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Cap Savings: $1,184,000
    2025 Free Agent Year 33 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $14M guaranteed (signing bonus + 2022 salary + 2023 salary)
    • Per Game Active Bonus: $29,411 ($500,000, 16 LTBE in 2023)
    • Annual Incentives: $1M
      80 receptions: $250,000 (earned 2022)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2021-2021

    Zay Jones signed a 1 year, $2,500,000 contract with the Las Vegas Raiders, including a $1,500,000 signing bonus, $2,500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,500,000. In 2024, Jones will earn a base salary of $7,000,000 and a workout bonus of $500,000, while carrying a cap hit of $10,752,628 and a dead cap value of $6,569,334.
    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $2,500,000
    Signing Bonus $1,500,000
    Average Salary $2,500,000
    Total Guarantees $2,500,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $2,500,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA

    2017-2020Entry Level

    Zay Jones signed a 4 year, $6,779,831 contract with the Buffalo Bills, including a $3,070,786 signing bonus, $3,843,960 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,694,958. In 2024, Jones will earn a base salary of $7,000,000 and a workout bonus of $500,000, while carrying a cap hit of $10,752,628 and a dead cap value of $6,569,334.
    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $6,779,831
    Signing Bonus $3,070,786
    Average Salary $1,694,958
    Total Guarantees $3,843,960
    Guaranteed at Signing $3,843,960
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $465,000 $3,070,786 - - - - - $3,535,786
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $773,174 - - - - - - $773,174
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $728,009 - - - - - $17,646 $745,655
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $303,337 - - $50,000 - - - $353,337
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $1,339,522 - - $50,000 - - $135,603 $1,525,125
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 $1,500,000 - - - - - $2,500,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $1,500,000 $5,500,000 $470,576 $500,000 - - $750,000 $8,720,576
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $1,080,000 - - $500,000 $5,920,000 - - $7,764,699
    7 seasons $7,189,042 $10,070,786 $470,576 $1,100,000 $5,920,000 - $903,249 $25,918,352
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $7,000,000 - - $500,000 - - - $8,000,000
    $14,189,042 $10,070,786 $470,576 $1,600,000 $5,920,000 - $903,249 $33,918,352
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,541,511 $3,070,786 - $50,000 - - - $4,662,297
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $728,009 - - - - - $17,646 $745,655
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $2,339,522 $1,500,000 - $50,000 - - $135,603 $4,025,125
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $2,580,000 $5,500,000 $470,576 $1,000,000 $5,920,000 - $750,000 $16,485,275
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 10/05/2020, $15,000

      Conduct Detrimental to the league


    • TOTAL: $15,000

  • Transactions

    Feb 28 2023Converted $5.92M of 2023 salary into signing bonus, adding 3 void years, clearing $4.73M of cap with Jacksonville (JAC)
    Mar 14 2022Signed a 3 year $24 million contract with Jacksonville (JAC)
    Mar 17 2021Signed a 1 year $2.5 million contract extension with Las Vegas (LV)
    Oct 5 2020Fined $15,000 Conduct Detrimental to the league
    Oct 7 2019Traded to Oakland (OAK) from Buffalo (BUF) for 2021 5th round pick (#161 Tommy Doyle)
    May 18 2017Signed a 4 year $6.77 million contract with Buffalo (BUF)
    Apr 28 2017Drafted by Buffalo (BUF): Round 2 (#37 overall)
  • 2024 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Tgt Rec Rec Yds Yds/Rec Yds/Gm Rec TD Fum Drops Prod Pts
    2023 JAX 9 9 6 409 39.9 64 34 321 9.4 35.67 2 0 1 44.1
    2022 JAX 16 16 15 930 82.8 121 82 823 10 51.44 5 0 8 116.1
    2021 LV 17 17 9 640 56.1 70 47 546 11.6 32.12 1 1 1 58.9
    2020 LV 16 16 2 288 26.6 20 14 154 11 9.63 1 0 2 22.56
    2019 OAK 15 15 9 643 45 27 216 8 14.40 0 0 0 21.9
    2018 BUF 16 16 15 941 88.9 102 56 652 11.6 40.75 7 1 3 109.2
    2017 BUF 15 15 10 793 75.2 74 27 316 11.7 21.07 2 0 5 43.6
    Totals 104 104 66 4,644 - 496 287 3,028 10.6 29.12 18 2 20 416.36