Isaiah “Zay” Jones, 22, is an NFL wide receiver for the Buffalo Bills and played college football at East Carolina. Jones is the all-time NCAA Division I career receptions leader with 399, as well as the all-time NCAA Division I single-season receptions leader with 158. Jones was in the news recently for having a bizarre meltdown which ended in an arrest. Que TMZ for some graphic footage…
Zay Jones Net Worth As Of 2019: $4 Million
Zay Jones’ total contract is worth $6.78 million over four years. In 2018, on the second year of his rookie contract, he’s expected to pull in $1.54 million.
Jones was born on March 30, 1995 in Dallas,Texas, the son of Robert Jones, a former football player who spent ten years in the NFL, and Maneesha Jones. He has two brothers, Cayleb and Levi. Cayleb also plays in the NFL as a WR and is supposedly the other man in the above video that is in an altercation with Zay.
Zay Jones attended Stephen F. Austin High School in Austin, Texas. He committed to East Carolina University to play college football.
Zay wasted no time in making a name for himself at ECU. His freshman year he finished with 62 catches, 604 yds, and 5 tds. Each year he built up each of his stats until he peaked with a record-breaking senior year performance. In Jones last year of eligibility, he had 158 rec (NCAA D1 single-season record), 1,746 yds, and 8 tds. NFL scouts and experts took notice. He was ranked the fourth best wide receiver in the draft by NFL analyst Mike Mayock, the fifth best wide receiver by ESPN, and was ranked the sixth best wide receiver by Sports Illustrated and NFLDraftScout.com.
The Buffalo Bills selected Jones in the second round (37th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft. On May 18, the Bills signed Jones to a four-year, $6.77 million contract with $3.84 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $3.07 million. In his first season with the Bills, Jones played in 15 games and started 10. He finished with 316 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Unfortunately for Zay, he fell victim to the offseason curse. More often than not for athletes, no news is good news when you’re not playing. As of today, “Zay Jones” has become a household name, and not because he found the end zone twice last season.
Signed at $1,849,044, rookie Zay Jones was actually the top dog in the Buffalo Bills, according to playing time and production data both.