What Byron Jones’ contract means for Jalen Ramsey and the Rams

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?