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Two years, $4.4 million for Landry Jones

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The Steelers wanted to keep quarterback Landry Jones to serve as the understudy to Ben Roehtlisberger. They did, and they won’t be paying all that much, relative to the quarterback market.

Per a source with knowledge of the contract, Jones will make $4.4 million over the next two years.

He gets a signing bonus of $600,000, along with base salaries of $1.9 million in 2017 and another $1.9 million in 2018.

It’s a very affordable contract for the Steelers, especially in light of the importance of the position. Chances are Jones will play at some point over the next two years, and $2.2 million per year is as cheap of a quarterback insurance policy as any team will find.

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10 Responses to “Two years, $4.4 million for Landry Jones”
  1. meltuckersfreerelease says: Mar 9, 2017 10:39 PM

    Don’t understand this. In this market seems like he could sit on the bench somewhere else for 7x the guaranteed money

  2. stoneydog1000 says: Mar 9, 2017 10:59 PM

    He is simply terrible. If Ben gets hurt, they’re in trouble. Why not look for a better backup?

  3. Slow Joe (Bucs fan) says: Mar 9, 2017 11:29 PM

    I imagine he’s affordable because he’s terrible.

    I’ll never forget the game an injured Big Ben had to come out and play for the Steelers to win.

  4. steelcurtainn says: Mar 10, 2017 12:33 AM

    Solid veteran backup signing considering there isn’t much out there. They can always add in the draft to compete.

  5. ibroxroar67 says: Mar 10, 2017 8:14 AM

    How much !!!..

  6. takeyourpunishmentandquitwhininglikeababy says: Mar 10, 2017 8:57 AM

    This is FO idiocy at its finest. Little Ben will fake so many injuries over the next two years that Jones will gain some respect, become a fairly sought after free agent, and bolt from the team the instant tiny Ben announces his retirement. End result: Steelers lose both QBs at the same time and become the new Browns.

  7. troy43mvp says: Mar 10, 2017 9:39 AM

    All back ups are terrible that’s why they are back ups.

  8. bobthebillsfan says: Mar 10, 2017 10:27 AM

    I think this is a good signing by the Steelers. The price certainly is low. If Iwere Landry I’d be looking for a new agent.

  9. clashpoint says: Mar 10, 2017 10:47 AM

    I think the length of this contract of only two years shows the Steelers as more likely to draft a qb this year, maybe even rather early. Jones isn’t very good but he fits what the Steelers like to do offensively and knows their system already. They still might bring someone else in even if just another training camp arm. Ben is year to year though from now on.

    Go Steelers!

  10. Moudabo says: Mar 10, 2017 12:55 PM

    As far as back-up QBs go, Landry has been good enough.
    He knows the offense well, and has slowly improved.
    He gives them a chance to win if he has to play for a
    couple of games.

    Good signing.

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