Zay Jones

Arizona Cardinals, Wide Receiver
Age: 29-88d (Mar 30, 1995)
Exp: 8 Years
Country: US
College: East Carolina
Drafted: Round 2 (#37 overall), 2017
Agent(s): Zeke Sandhu (Klutch Sports Group)
2024 Cap Hit

$2,090,000

2024 Cash

$10,250,000

Career Earnings

$25,918,352

2024-2024 Free Agent (CURRENT)

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Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $2,250,000
Average Salary:
$2,250,000
Signing Bonus:
$500,000
GTD at Sign:
$1,150,000
Total GTD:
$1,150,000
Free Agent:
2025 / UFA
Year Age Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative Dead Cap Annual
2024 29 $2,090,000 0.82% $2,250,000 $2,250,000 $1,150,000
2025 30
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Proration Roster/Gm Bonus Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Dead Cap
2024 29 $1,410,000 $500,000 $180,000 $2,090,000 0.82% $1,150,000
2025 30
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2024 29 $1,410,000 $500,000 $2,250,000 $2,250,000 $2,250,000 $2,250,000
Contract Notes
  1. $1.15M guaranteed (signing bonus +. $650,000 of salary)
  1. Per Game Active Bonus: $20,000 ($340,000)
Source: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2022-2024 Free Agent

Zay Jones signed a 3 year , $24,000,000 contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars, including $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 Terms:
3 yr(s) / $24,000,000
Average Salary:
$8,000,000
Signing Bonus:
$5,500,000
GTD at Sign:
$14,000,000
Total GTD:
$14,000,000
Free Agent:
2025 / UFA
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2021-2021 pending-free-agent-extension

Zay Jones signed a 1 year , $2,500,000 contract with the Las Vegas Raiders, including $1,500,000 signing bonus, $2,500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,500,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $2,500,000
Average Salary:
$2,500,000
Signing Bonus:
$1,500,000
GTD at Sign:
$2,500,000
Total GTD:
$2,500,000
Free Agent:
2022 / UFA
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2017-2020 Rookie

Zay Jones signed a 4 year , $6,779,831 contract with the Buffalo Bills, including $3,070,786 signing bonus, $3,843,960 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,694,958.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $6,779,831
Average Salary:
$1,694,958
Signing Bonus:
$3,070,786
GTD at Sign:
$3,843,960
Total GTD:
$3,843,960
Free Agent:
2021 / UFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$25,918,352

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

3 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2017 22
Active
$3,535,786
$3,535,786
2018 23
Active
$773,174
$4,308,960
2019 24
Retained
Active
$353,337
$745,655
$4,662,297
$5,407,952
2020 25
Active
$1,525,125
$6,933,077
2021 26
Active
$2,500,000
$9,433,077
2022 27
Active
$8,720,576
$18,153,653
2023 28
Active
$7,764,699
$25,918,352
Total      
$25,918,352
$25,918,352
2024 29
Active
$2,250,000
Total
$28,168,352
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Workout Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2017
22
$465,000
$3,070,786
$3,535,786
$3,535,786
2018
23
$773,174
$773,174
$4,308,960
2019
24
$303,337
$728,009
$50,000
$17,646
$353,337
$745,655
$4,662,297
$5,407,952
2020
25
$1,339,522
$50,000
$135,603
$1,525,125
$6,933,077
2021
26
$1,000,000
$1,500,000
$2,500,000
$9,433,077
2022
27
$1,500,000
$5,500,000
$470,576
$500,000
$750,000
$8,720,576
$18,153,653
2023
28
$1,080,000
$5,920,000
$500,000
$7,764,699
$25,918,352
Total
$7,189,042
$10,070,786
$5,920,000
$470,576
$1,100,000
$903,249
$25,918,352
$25,918,352
2024
29
$1,410,000
$500,000
$2,250,000
Total
$8,599,042
$10,570,786
$5,920,000
$470,576
$1,100,000
$903,249
$28,168,352

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Incentives Cash Cumulative
3 $1,541,511 $3,070,786 - - $50,000 - $4,662,297
3 $3,067,531 $1,500,000 - - $50,000 $153,249 $4,770,780
2 $2,580,000 $5,500,000 $470,576 $5,920,000 $1,000,000 $750,000 $16,485,275
  • May 13, 2024 Signed a 1 year $2.25 million contract with Arizona (ARI)
  • Apr 30, 2024 Released by Jacksonville (JAC), clearing $4.1M of cap
  • Feb 28, 2023 Converted $5.92M of 2023 salary into signing bonus, adding 3 void years, clearing $4.73M of cap with Jacksonville (JAC)
  • Mar 14, 2022 Signed a 3 year $24 million contract with Jacksonville (JAC)
  • Mar 17, 2021 Signed a 1 year $2.5 million contract extension with Las Vegas (LV)
  • Oct 05, 2020 Fined $15,000 Conduct Detrimental to the league
  • Oct 07, 2019 Traded to Oakland (OAK) from Buffalo (BUF) for 2021 5th round pick (#161 Tommy Doyle)
  • May 18, 2017 Signed a 4 year $6.77 million contract with Buffalo (BUF)
  • Apr 28, 2017 Drafted by Buffalo (BUF): Round 2 (#37 overall)

Fines

Date Reason Fine Amount
Oct 05, 2020 Conduct Detrimental to the league $15,000
Year Team GP GS Snaps Snaps% Receiving Receptions Receiving Yards Receiving Touchdowns Fum
2023 JAX 9 6 409 37.40 34 321 2 0
2022 JAX 16 15 930 82.80 82 823 5 0
2021 LV 17 9 640 56.10 47 546 1 1
2020 LV 16 2 288 26.60 14 154 1 0
2019 OAK 15 9 643 59.20 27 216 0 0
2018 BUF 16 15 941 88.90 56 652 7 1
2017 BUF 15 10 793 75.20 27 316 2 0
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