The Baltimore Ravens continued the process of retaining their own so far this offseason, re-signing WR/KR specialist Jacoby Jones to a four-year deal worth $14 million.
Jacoby Jones’ four-year deal has a maximum value of $14 million, according to a source. He gets $4.5 million guaranteed
— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) March 12, 2014
Jones, who averaged 28.8 yards on kickoff returns last season brings far more value to special teams than as a wide receiver. He did however step up in 2013, filling the void of losing Anquan Boldin and Dennis Pitta on offense, catching 37 passes for 455 yards and two touchdowns.
It’s very possible with former Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak in the fold now as offensive coordinator, Jones role could be even bigger in the offensive game plan working with his former head coach.
Jones met with the New York Giants front office on Wednesday afternoon at the same time the deal was finalizing in town with the Ravens front office.
Ravens salary cap guru, Brian McFarland from RussellStreetReport.com tweeted his estimates on what this Jacoby Jones deal will look like in 2014.
Guessing here, but Jacoby Jones likely to have around a $1.875M Cap # for 2014. Guessing $4.5M guaranteed = 3.5M bonus + $1M base for 2014
— Brian McFarland (@RavensSalaryCap) March 12, 2014
It’s a smart deal for a team that is looking to retain some of their key FA’s and do it in a cap-friendly way. They’ve already done so in the first day of free agency yesterday, re-signing OT Eugene Monroe to a five-year deal worth a reported $37.5 million and $19 million in guaranteed money.