Although Jones started 10 of his first 24 games on defense for Troy as a freshman, the three-star prospect made an early impression.
Jones established himself as a dynamic return player with four kickoff returns for touchdowns between 2017 and 2018, adding to his four total interceptions (one of which he returned for a score). In addition, he was the intended target of five throws.
Jones transferred to Houston in 2019, but because of NCAA restrictions, he had to sit out his junior year and did not make an appearance.
The next year, when he was finally cleared to play, he established himself as a starting cornerback for the Cougars and a key contributor as a kick and punt returner.
His next two years saw him start 17 of 20 games, record six interceptions, and a forced fumble, and add five more return scores (three punts and two kickoffs) in addition to collecting 10 passes for 109 yards and another touchdown. In addition, he received two first-team All-American Athletic Conference honors.
Soon after being drafted by the Patriots, Jones signed a conventional four-year rookie contract. The $5.18M contract will have him count $941,264 against the salary cap this year.
However, the NFL’s Top-51 rule now only takes into account the prorated portion of his fully guaranteed $236,264 signing bonus.
His $705,000 pay, on the other hand, is not guaranteed and will be included in the total only if he is active for the squad during the regular season.
How Much Does Marcus Jones Make?
Marcus Jones gets paid an average of $1,294,238 per year. Jones’ base salary in 2022 will be $705,000, and he will get a signing bonus of $945,056. His cap hit will be $941,264.