Inside Bucs WR Jones’ Contract Details

Following the announcement that the Bucs could be signing future Corridor of Fame huge receiver Julio Jones, many instantly started to take a position on how a lot the contract could be for. And now because of NFL Insider Ian Rapoport it seems we’ve got that data.

The $6 million greenback base makes Jones the fourth-highest paid receiver on the roster. This will counsel the Bucs really see Russell Gage as being forward of Jones on the depth chart. The $2 million in incentives that would push the full contract worth as much as $8 million are more than likely thought-about “not prone to be earned.”

This implies they’re efficiency milestones Jones didn’t hit final yr. Due to this, if he does attain these milestones the $2 million cost wouldn’t hit this yr’s wage cap. It will be charged to subsequent yr.

Bucs WR Julio Jones – Photograph by: USA In the present day

Per the Bucs had simply over $10.5 million in cap house earlier than Jones’ signing. With him on board that obtainable cap house will fall by $5,096,666, as he’ll substitute Cam Gill’s wage on the “high 51” salaries which are charged to the cap throughout the offseason.

Jones’ deal is available in significantly greater than I believed it could. This implies Jones had an honest market of suitors to select from. Nonetheless, as Jones famous throughout a media availability on Wednesday, the Bucs had been excessive on his record from the second he grew to become a free agent. When requested when he began to contemplate the Bucs as a vacation spot that is what he needed to say.

“[Tampa Bay] all alongside. As soon as I received the decision from Tennessee saying I might exit and discover I texted my agent and mentioned some choices,” Jones stated. “And I already advised them the place I needed to play. Started with a family identify at quarterback, an awesome quarterback. The teaching employees right here. It’s subsequent door – I’m from Alabama, I performed in Georgia [with the Falcons]. So, it’s proper right here. My household can come see me. I’m not going out of the best way. Simply having a capability to return out right here and simply work. Convey what I can to the staff to assist. Whether or not it’s mentor, play-style regardless of the case could also be. Simply come out right here on a regular basis and attempt to get higher.”

With Jones on board at $6 million, search for the staff to probably restructure some offers to create some extra cap room for in-season strikes. This additionally might be an indicator {that a} Mike Evans extension could come sooner fairly than later.