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.

10 responses to “Two years, $4.4 million for Landry Jones

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

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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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