Daniel Jones.
Daniel Jones.

Daniel Jones’s full name is Daniel Stephen Jones III. He is a 24-year-old American football quarterback. Moreover, he plays for the team of New York Giants in the NFL (National Football League). Daniel Jones’s net worth in 2021 is $23.6 million. This young talented athlete as a footballer started playing the game in his college years as well. He attended his college at the University of Duke where he played as part of the Duke Blue Devils from 2016 to 2018.

Daniel Jones has made a name for himself very early in his young National Football League career. Daniel, as a QB, was doubted by many NFL analysts when the Giants drafted him but has turned it around, by earning the nickname of “Danny Dimes”. He has completed 2 NFL seasons from 2019-2021. He plays in the position of being a Quarterback(QB).

Net Worth:$23.6 million
Source of Wealth: Salary and Endorsements
Nationality: American
Date of Birth: May 27, 1997 (Age 24)
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Profession: American Football Player
Record: 40-yard dash in 4.81s

Daniel Jones.
Daniel Jones.

Early Life and Career

Jones attended Charlotte Latin School in Charlotte North Carolina. During his high school career, he had 6,997 passing yards and 98 touchdowns. Despite these numbers, Jones was barely recruited coming out of high school and was unranked as a recruit according to various rating tabloids. He originally committed to Princeton, but eventually enrolled himself into Duke University to play college football in 2015.

College Career Record

In 2015, after the redshirting in his first year at Duke, Jones became the starting QB in his sophomore season in 2016. It was largely due to QB Thomas Sirk suffering a season-ending injury. Jones made starts in all 12 games, going on to completing 270 of 430 passes for 2,836 YDs, 16 TDs, and 9 INTs.

In his 2017 junior season, he completed 230 of 413 passes for 2,439 YDs, 14 TDs, and 11 INTs. Jones also won the  MVP of the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl against Northern Illinois where he threw 27-of-40 passes for 252 passing yards and 2 touchdowns. It also included 86 rushing yards from sixteen carries for a single touchdown.

In his 2018 senior year, Jones won the MVP in the 2018 Independence Bowl, where he threw 30–41 with 423 passing yards and five touchdowns in a 56–27 victory over Temple Owls. He later played in the 2019 Senior Bowl for the North team and won the MVP of that game too. He went 8-of-11 with 115 passing yards and 1 touchdown.

Daniel Jones was selected by the New York Giants with their 6th pick in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft. He played as the starting QB for Duke Blue Devils from 2016 to 2019.

Daniel Jones as a Duke Blue Devils player.
Daniel Jones as a Duke Blue Devils player.

Daniel Jones Net Worth in 2021

Jones’s net worth in 2021 has been estimated to be around $23.6 million. The major sources of his wealth status are his NFL contracts, salary, and endorsements.

He signed a 4 year, $25,664,056 contract with the New York Giants, with a $16,684,768 signing bonus, $25,664,056 guaranteed, and with an average annual salary of $6,416,014. In 2021, Jones will earn a base salary of $850,000 and a roster bonus of $2,168,096. The team will be carrying a cap hit of $7,189,288 and a dead cap value of $15,570,124.

There is usually did not appeared to be much wiggle room in the contracts of the first-round picks. Jones embarked on his first NFL training camp as a backup to Giants QB Eli Manning. The coaching staff wanted to keep Jones and get him ready to play in case of injuries, but he ended becoming one of the Giants’ franchise players.

Daniel Jones with his Giants jersey in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Daniel Jones with his Giants jersey in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Endorsements

Daniel has had signed a deal with Nike in his young NFL career in 2019. Slowly but surely Jones is becoming an attractive commodity to many other big brands if his performances continue to be consistent.

Daniel Jones endorsing himself as a Nike athlete in a photoshoot.
Daniel Jones endorsing himself as a Nike athlete in a photoshoot.

Awards and Achievements

Below is the list of some of the remarkable achievements that Daniel has achieved throughout his college and NFL career:

  • Quick Lane Bowl MVP (2017)
  • Independence Bowl MVP (2018)
  • Senior Bowl MVP (2019)
  • Most games started (rookie season): 12 (2019)
  • Most completions (rookie season): 284 (2019)
  • Credited with most pass attempts (rookie season): 459 (2019)
  • Highest completion percentage (rookie season): 61.8% (2019)
  • Highest passing yards (rookie season): 3,027 (2019)
  • Credited with most passing TDs (rookie season): 24 (2019)
  • Credited with most passer rating (rookie season): 87.7 (2019)
  • Holds record for most pass yards/Game (rookie season): 232.8 (2019)
  • Holds record for most losses (rookie season): 9 (2019)
  • Credited with most fourth-quarter comebacks (rookie season): 1 (2019) (tied with six other players)
  • Credited with most game-winning drives (rookie season): 2 (2019)
  • Longest quarterback run: 80 yards (October 22, 2020, vs. Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Most passing touchdowns in a single game by a rookie quarterback: 5 (December 22, 2019, vs. Washington Redskins) (tied with four others)
  • The first rookie to have three games with four touchdown passes and no interceptions.
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