The legal tampering period for NFL free agency began on Monday and the Miami Dolphins have begun spending money, agreeing on a long-term deal with Byron Jones. With the addition of Jones, the Dolphins are beginning to assemble a talented defensive unit under Brian Flores.
Shortly after the news broke that Jones was signing with Miami, it was revealed that the deal is worth $82.5 million over five years. Furthermore, the contract includes $57 million in guarantees. Lastly, the first two years of the deal are worth a combined $40 million.
After signing with the Dolphins, Jones now becomes the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL. Just a year ago, Miami made Xavien Howard the highest-paid cornerback, giving him a five-year, $76.5 million deal. Therefore, the two highest-grossing cornerbacks reside in South Beach.
Besides Jones and Howard, the New York Giants have a deal in place with James Bradberry for $15 million annually. With Jones resetting the cornerback market, what does his contract with the Dolphins mean for Jalen Ramsey and the Los Angeles Rams?