Christian Jones

Inside Linebacker

  • 2019 Salary Cap Charge: $3,696,838
  • % of 2019 Team Cap: 1.90%
  • 2019 Cash Payout: $3,640,589
  • % of 2019 Team Cash Spending: 1.89%
  • 2019 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.98
  • Total Contract Value: $8,120,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $2,706,667
  • Position Ranking: 34/157 at ILB
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $3,217,059
  • Age: 28
  • College: Florida State
  • Accrued Seasons: 6
  • Entry: 2014 Undrafted Free Agent (Bears)
  • Year Signed: 2019 (Extension)
  • Free Agency: 2023 (UFA)
  • 2019 OTC Valuation: $2,169,000

Contract Notes

Christian Jones signed a two year, 46.35 million contract with the Lions. Jones received $2.8 million guaranteed including a $1.75 million signing bonus. There are annual $300,000 per game bonuses in the contract.

Current Contract

(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusOther BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
201928$1,579,117$1,367,721$300,000$250,000$200,000$0$3,696,8382.0%
2020 📝
March 22: $1.8 million option bonus due between 1st and 5th day of 2020 league year.
29$820,000$1,092,721$230,000$150,000$0$820,000$2,249,5961.1%
202130$1,260,000$1,092,721$280,000$200,000$0$0$2,832,721--
202231$2,280,000$1,092,721$0$0$0$0$3,372,721--
Total$5,939,117$4,645,884$810,000$600,000$200,000$820,000$12,151,876
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Career Earnings: $12,127,589
Career APY: $2,021,265
Potential Earnings: $17,347,589
Total Guarantees: $6,517,059
Largest Cash Payment: $3,650,000 (2018)
Largest Cap Hit: $3,696,838 (2019)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
BearsUDFAExpired20143$1,537,000$512,333$0$1,537,000100.0%$512,333
BearsSFAExpired20171$1,500,000$1,500,000$500,000$1,500,000100.0%$1,500,000
LionsUFARenegotiated20182$6,350,000$3,175,000$2,800,000$3,650,00057.5%$3,650,000
LionsExtensionActive20193$8,120,000$2,706,667$3,217,059$5,440,58967.0%$5,440,589
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Bears4$3,037,000$759,250$3,036,9990.0%$00.0%
Lions2$9,090,589$4,545,295$6,171,8380.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusOther BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2014Bears$420,000$2,333$0$0$0$0$422,3330.3%$427,000
2015Bears$510,000$2,333$0$0$0$0$512,3330.4%$510,000
2016Bears$600,000$2,334$0$0$0$0$602,3330.4%$600,000
2017Bears$1,000,000$500,000$0$0$0$0$1,500,0000.9%$1,500,000
2018Lions$1,050,000$875,000$300,000$250,000$0$1,050,000$2,475,0001.4%$3,650,000
2019Lions$1,579,117$1,367,721$300,000$250,000$200,000$0$3,696,8382.0%$3,640,589
2020Lions$820,000$1,092,721$230,000$150,000$0$820,000$2,249,5961.1%$3,000,000
2021Lions$1,260,000$1,092,721$280,000$200,000$0$0$2,832,721--$1,740,000
2022Lions$2,280,000$1,092,721$0$0$0$0$3,372,721--$2,280,000
Total$9,519,117$6,027,884$1,110,000$850,000$200,000$1,870,000$17,663,875$17,347,589

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
InjuredHealthyDefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRec.Yards
2014160041.6%64.4%422724331000120
2015150171.7%28.1%632416344000100
2016160010.3%75.5%10600001000000
2017160059.0%56.1%5829211432001100
2018160065.1%32.3%492019343001000
2019133053.4%26.4%292226234000100

Valuation Diamond

The diamond is a scatterplot graph that visualizes the relation of the player's APY (in green) and performance (in blue, as measured by OTC's Valuations) to the rest of the league at his position. To understand how to read the diamond, read this explainer.

OTC ValuationAPY
Regular$1,609,000$2,706,667
Injury Adjusted$2,468,197$2,199,167
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OTC Valuation $2.3M $4.5M $6.8M $9.1M $11.4M APY $3.0M $6.0M $9.0M $12.0M $15.0M $4,902,000 $4,717,942

Weekly Valuation Trends

The chart below illustrates the trend of the player's weekly OTC Valuations (in blue) from the most recent season, using APY (in green) and, if applicable, cash that is due to the player in the next season (in red) as benchmarks. Weeks not plotted indicate that the player was inactive or on a bye.

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