DaQuan Jones

Buffalo Bills, Defensive Tackle
Age: 32-217d (Dec 27, 1991)
Exp: 11 Years
Country: US
College: Penn State
Drafted: Round 4 (#112 overall), 2014
Agent(s): Todd France (Athletes First)
2024 Cap Hit

$4,500,000

2024 Cash

$8,250,000

Career Earnings

$43,013,673

2024-2025 Free Agent (CURRENT)

DaQuan Jones signed a 2 year , $16,000,000 contract with the Buffalo Bills, including $5,000,000 signing bonus, $10,500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $8,000,000. In 2024, Jones will earn a base salary of $3,250,000 and a signing bonus of $5,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $4,500,000 and a dead cap value of $10,500,000.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $16,000,000
Average Salary:
$8,000,000
Signing Bonus:
$5,000,000
GTD at Sign:
$10,500,000
Total GTD:
$10,500,000
Free Agent:
2026 / UFA
Year Age Status Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative Dead Cap Annual
2024 33 $4,500,000 1.76% $8,250,000 $8,250,000 $10,500,000
2025 34 $9,000,000 3.29% $7,750,000 $16,000,000 $6,000,000
2026 35
Void
UFA
$2,500,000 0.86% - - $2,500,000
2027
Void
$1,250,000 0.40% - - -
Year Age Status Base P5 Salary Signing Proration Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Dead Cap
2024 33 $3,250,000 $1,250,000 $4,500,000 1.76% $10,500,000
2025 34 $7,750,000 $1,250,000 $9,000,000 3.29% $6,000,000
2026 35
Void
UFA
- $1,250,000 $2,500,000 0.86% $2,500,000
2027
Void
- $1,250,000 $1,250,000 0.40% -
Year Age Status Base P5 Salary Signing Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2024 33 $3,250,000 $5,000,000 $8,250,000 $8,250,000 $8,250,000 $8,000,000
2025 34 $7,750,000 - $7,750,000 $16,000,000 $8,000,000 $7,750,000
2026 35
Void
- - - - - -
2027 36
Void
- - - - - -
Contract Notes
  • $10.5M guaranteed (signing bonus + 2024 salary + $2.25M of 2025 salary)
  • 2026-27 years automatically void
Source: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2022-2023 Free Agent

DaQuan Jones signed a 2 year , $14,000,000 contract with the Buffalo Bills, including $5,500,000 signing bonus, $10,625,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $7,000,000. In 2024, Jones will earn, while carrying a cap hit of $1,833,334 and a dead cap value of $1,833,334.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $14,000,000
Average Salary:
$7,000,000
Signing Bonus:
$5,500,000
GTD at Sign:
$10,625,000
Total GTD:
$10,625,000
Free Agent:
2024 / UFA
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2021-2021 Free Agent

DaQuan Jones signed a 1 year , $4,050,000 contract with the Carolina Panthers, including $2,000,000 signing bonus, $4,050,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $4,050,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $4,050,000
Average Salary:
$4,050,000
Signing Bonus:
$2,000,000
GTD at Sign:
$4,050,000
Total GTD:
$4,050,000
Free Agent:
2022 / UFA
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2018-2020

DaQuan Jones signed a 3 year , $21,000,000 contract with the Tennessee Titans, including $4,000,000 signing bonus, $14,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $7,000,000.
Contract Terms:
3 yr(s) / $21,000,000
Average Salary:
$7,000,000
Signing Bonus:
$4,000,000
GTD at Sign:
$14,000,000
Total GTD:
$14,000,000
Free Agent:
2021 / UFA
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2014-2017 Rookie

DaQuan Jones signed a 4 year , $2,675,400 contract with the Tennessee Titans, including $455,400 signing bonus, $455,400 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $668,850.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $2,675,400
Average Salary:
$668,850
Signing Bonus:
$455,400
GTD at Sign:
$455,400
Total GTD:
$455,400
Free Agent:
2018 / UFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$43,013,673

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

3 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2014 23
Active
$875,400
$875,400
2015 24
Active
$691,273
$1,566,673
2016 25
Active
$600,000
$2,166,673
2017 26
Injured
$1,797,000
$3,963,673
2018 27
Active
$8,000,000
$11,963,673
2019 28
Active
$6,000,000
$17,963,673
2020 29
Active
$7,000,000
$24,963,673
2021 30
Active
$4,050,000
$29,013,673
2022 31
Active
$7,250,000
$36,263,673
2023 32
Active
$6,750,000
$43,013,673
Total      
$43,013,673
$43,013,673
2024 33
Active
$8,250,000
2025 34
Active
$7,750,000
Total
$59,013,673
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Workout Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2014
23
$420,000
$455,400
$875,400
$875,400
2015
24
$510,000
$181,273
$691,273
$1,566,673
2016
25
$600,000
$600,000
$2,166,673
2017
26
$1,797,000
$1,797,000
$3,963,673
2018
27
$4,000,000
$4,000,000
$8,000,000
$11,963,673
2019
28
$6,000,000
$6,000,000
$17,963,673
2020
29
$7,000,000
$7,000,000
$24,963,673
2021
30
$2,050,000
$2,000,000
$4,050,000
$29,013,673
2022
31
$1,750,000
$5,500,000
$7,250,000
$36,263,673
2023
32
$6,750,000
$6,750,000
$43,013,673
Total
$30,877,000
$11,955,400
$181,273
$43,013,673
$43,013,673
2024
33
$3,250,000
$5,000,000
$8,250,000
2025
34
$7,750,000
$7,750,000
Total
$41,877,000
$16,955,400
$181,273
$59,013,673

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Incentives Cash Cumulative
7 $20,327,000 $4,455,400 - - - $181,273 $24,963,673
1 $2,050,000 $2,000,000 - - - - $4,050,000
2 $8,500,000 $5,500,000 - - - - $14,000,000

Injuries

Year Weeks Reason
2017 TEN 14 - 17 Biceps
2020 TEN 4 - 4 COVID-19
2023 BUF 6 - 16 Pectoral
  • Mar 12, 2024 Signed a 2 year $16 million contract with Buffalo (BUF)
  • Oct 06, 2023 Fined $16,391 Roughing the Passer against Miami (MIA)
  • Mar 14, 2022 Signed a 2 year $14 million contract with Buffalo (BUF)
  • Apr 20, 2021 Signed a 1 year $4.05 million contract with Carolina (CAR)
  • Mar 14, 2018 Signed a 3 year $21 million contract with Tennessee (TEN)
  • May 15, 2014 Signed a 4 year $2.675 million contract with Tennessee (TEN)
  • May 10, 2014 Drafted by Tennessee (TEN): Round 4 (#112 overall)

Fines

Date Reason Fine Amount
Oct 06, 2023 Roughing the Passer against Miami (MIA) $16,391
Year Team GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sack Tackles Total Tackles Solo Tackles Assisted FFum Int
2023 BUF 7 6 141 39.80 3 16 8 8
2022 BUF 16 16 643 61.50 2 38 22 16
2021 CAR 17 17 641 59.00 1 38 19 19 1
2020 TEN 16 16 705 63.30 2 49 29 20 1
2019 TEN 16 16 688 61.50 1 42 21 21
2018 TEN 16 16 585 55.90 34 20 14
2017 TEN 12 12 437 52.90 4 31 19 12
2016 TEN 16 16 673 62.80 1 26 18 8
2015 TEN 16 16 672 63.40 45 25 20
2014 TEN 7 1 137 12.00 1 8 5 3 1

Calculated Market Value

Market Value

  • 1 years, $7,119,158
  • Avg. Salary: $7,119,158
  • NFL Rank: 303
  • DT Rank: 32

Current Contract

  • Free Agent: 2026
  • Avg. Salary: $8,000,000
  • NFL Rank: 269
  • DT Rank: 30

Comparable Players

We've selected the following players based on their age, contract status, and statistical production to compare DaQuan Jones to.

Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
David Onyemata 3 $35,000,000 $11,666,667 30
Michael Pierce 2 $7,500,000 $3,750,000 31
Lawrence Guy 4 $11,500,000 $2,875,000 30
Cameron Heyward 4 $65,600,000 $16,400,000 30
Averages 3 $29,900,000 $8,672,917 30.3

Base Calculated Value

After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Jones's current age (32), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

Length Value Avg. Salary
2 $18,503,334 $9,251,667

Statistical Comparisons

Now we'll compare our variables and Jones statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing. In this case we're analyzing: GP%, Tackles/Gm, Sacks/Gm, Stops/Gm, QB Hurries/Gm, Rating

Player GP% Tackles/Gm Sacks/Gm Stops/Gm QB Hurries/Gm Rating
David Onyemata
2021-2022
82.35 1.32 0.25 1.43 1.68 73.20
Michael Pierce
2021-2022
32.35 1.45 0.27 1.27 1.45 82.70
Lawrence Guy
2019-2020
93.75 2.40 0.17 2.00 0.83 69.95
Cameron Heyward
2018-2019
100.00 2.50 0.53 2.28 2.34 87.95
Average 77.11 1.92 0.31 1.75 1.58 78.45
DaQuan Jones
2022-2023
71.88 1.30 0.20 1.26 1.22 79.30
Pct Change -6.78 -32.29 -35.48 -28.00 -22.78 1.08
Median Prime % Change -25.39%
Average Prime % Change -20.71%

Calculated Market Value: DaQuan Jones

After applying our Prime % figures into our base calculated value, we're given two values. The average of these values becomes our current calculated market value.

Terms Avg. Salary
1 years, $7,119,158 $7,119,158
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