Zay Jones

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Jaguars, WR Age: 27-188d Exp: 6 Years
Drafted: Round 2 (#37 overall), 2017 College: East Carolina Agent(s): Elite Athlete Management

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  • 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 2022, Jones will earn a base salary of $1,500,000, a signing bonus of $5,500,000, a roster bonus of $500,000 and a workout bonus of $500,000, while carrying a cap hit of $4,333,333 and a dead cap value of $14,500,000.

    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 Workout Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2022 Contract details by year 27 $1,500,000 $1,833,333 $500,000 $500,000 $4,333,333 $14,500,000 $8,000,000($8,000,000)
    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 $7,000,000 $1,833,333 $500,000 $500,000 $9,833,333 $10,666,668 $8,000,000($16,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $10,666,668 2023 Cap Savings: $-833,335 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $3,666,668 2023 Cap Savings: $6,166,665 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $8,833,333 2024 Dead Cap: $1,833,335 2023 Cap Savings: $1,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $1,833,333 2024 Dead Cap: $1,833,335 2023 Cap Savings: $8,000,000

    Potential Out: 2024, 2 yr, $16,000,000; $1,833,334 dead cap

    2024 Contract details by year 29 $7,000,000 $1,833,334 $500,000 $500,000 $9,833,334 $1,833,334 $8,000,000($24,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $1,833,334 2024 Cap Savings: $8,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $1,833,334 2024 Cap Savings: $8,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $1,833,334 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $8,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $1,833,334 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $8,000,000
    2025 Free Agent Year 30 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $14M guaranteed (signing bonus + 2022 salary + 2023 salary)
    • Per Game Active Bonus: $29,411 ($500,000)
    • Annual Incentives: $1M
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2021-2021

    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

    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 $500,000 $500,000 - - - $8,000,000
    6 seasons $6,109,042 $10,070,786 $500,000 $600,000 - - $153,249 $17,433,077
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $7,000,000 - $500,000 $500,000 - - - $8,000,000
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $7,000,000 - $500,000 $500,000 - - - $8,000,000
    $20,109,042 $10,070,786 $1,500,000 $1,600,000 - - $153,249 $33,433,077
    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
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,500,000 $5,500,000 $500,000 $500,000 - - - $8,000,000
  • Fines

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

      Conduct Detrimental to the league


    • TOTAL: $15,000

  • Transactions

    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)
  • 2022 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
    2022 JAX 3 3 2 106 75.2 24 19 173 9.1 57.67 1 0 0 23.3
    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 82 82 47 3,411 - 335 190 2,057 10.8 25.09 12 2 11 279.46