Daniel Jones’ Contract

Last Modified Jul 21, 2023 08:26 GMT

Daniel Jones was born on May 27th, 1997, in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is a quarterback in the National Football League.


He's the oldest son of Becca and Steve Jones. He has an older sister, also named Becca, who played field hockey at Davidson College, a younger brother, Bates, who plays basketball at Davidson, and a younger sister, Ruthie, who plays soccer at Duke


After redshirting his first year at Duke in 2015, Jones became the starting quarterback in his sophomore season in 2016 starting all 12 games. Next year, he was phenomenal en route to 2,439 yards, and twelve touchdowns and was named MVP of the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl. During his senior year, Jones was named the MVP in the 2018 Independence Bowl. He later played in the 2019 Senior Bowl for the North team and was also the MVP of that game. Jones graduated from Duke University in December 2018 with a degree in economics and declared for the 2019 NFL Draft.


The New York Giants selected the Duke product with the sixth overall pick in the 2019 Draft. Seen as the successor to the legendary Eli Manning, Jones’ tenure has been solid, if unspectacular.


Daniel Jones was seemingly ready to contribute from the get-go, but he was a backup at first. Three weeks into the season, however, it was time for Manning to slowly ride off into the sunset, while Jones was the starter. It was not ideal, as the Giants were very bad in his first three years. Jones showed some potential, but he did not show enough for the organization to exercise his option for the fifth year of his rookie deal. Jones clearly took that as motivation; after three losing years in a row, Jones led the Giants to a 9-7-1 record and their first playoff berth since 2016.


Jones then put forth a terrific performance in the playoffs against the Minnesota Vikings, going on the road and putting forth one of the best performances of his career in a victory. While the Divisional Round showdown against the Philadelphia Eagles didn't go well at all, this was still a major step forward for Jones.


Due to his spectacular leap, the New York Giants and Jones worked towards a contract extension that has him among the highest-earning players in the league.


Daniel Jones’ Contract Breakdown


YearBase SalarySigningCap HitDead CapYearly Cash
2023$9,500,000

$9,000,000

$21,750,000$82,000,000$46,000,000
2024$35,500,000$9,000,000$45,000,000$63,000,000$36,000,000
2025$30,000,000$9,000,000$39,500,000$18,000,000$30,500,000
2026$46,500,000$9,000,000$56,500,000$9,000,000$47,500,000

Via Spotrac.


How much is Daniel Jones getting paid?

In 2023, Jones will earn a base salary of $9,500,000, a signing bonus of $36,000,000 and a workout bonus of $500,000, while carrying a cap hit of $21,750,000 and a dead cap value of $82,000,000.


What are the terms of Daniel Jones’ Contract?

Daniel Jones signed a 4 year, $160,000,000 contract with the New York Giants, including a $36,000,000 signing bonus, $92,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $40,000,000.


  • $81M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2023 salary + 2024 salary)

  • $11M of 2025 salary fully guarantees the 5th league day of 2025 ($23M injury guaranteed at signing)

  • 2026 Roster Bonus: $500,000 (5th league day of 2026)

  • Incentives: $35M


How much of Daniel Jones’ Contract is guaranteed?

In the summer of quarterbacks getting paid, Daniel Jones added his name to the list of QBs to bag a huge deal. A 4-year, $160 million contract with the New York Giants will see the Charlotte native get $92 million guaranteed. At the time of signing, $81 million of the total purse was guaranteed. The other 11 converted on the 5th league day of 2025.



FAQs

A. Daniel Jones is an American professional football player who currently serves as the starting quarterback for the New York Giants in the National Football League (NFL). He was born on May 27, 1997, in Charlotte, North Carolina, and played college football at Duke University.

A. Daniel Jones entered the NFL after being selected by the New York Giants with the 6th overall pick in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft. He signed a four-year rookie contract with the Giants and made his debut in the 2019 season.

A. Daniel Jones signed a 4 year, $160,000,000 contract with the New York Giants, including a $36,000,000 signing bonus, $92,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $40,000,000.

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