Over the Cap has the contract details for San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle D.J. Jones and his one-year deal. Jones’ cap number is $3.4 million. That figure includes a base salary of $1 million, plus a prorated bonus of $2.25 million.
It’s a fairly simple deal as the contract has $3.25 million in guarantees, while Jones’ $250,000 per game roster bonus is the only other incentives listed on his contract.
Over the Cap’s valuation for Jones after his 2020 season was $2,035,000, so perhaps they feel San Francisco slightly overpaid. It’s evident that D.J. continued to grow as a player in his fourth year, as he had career-highs in sacks, hurries, pressures, and, most importantly, games played.
Jones should be better heading into 2021 as he doesn’t have to rehab this offseason, and the talent around him should be improved. Javon Kinlaw is no longer a rookie. Arik Armstead will kick back inside with the addition of Samson Ebukam and perhaps another veteran or rookie pass rusher. Plus, No. 97 will be on the field.
Over the Cap has San Francisco with $7.9 million remaining in cap space — which doesn’t include Dee Ford’s recent restructure, which likely freed up anywhere between $7-9 million in cap space. The team must set aside $8-$10 million for its rookie draft class, which would suggest their done spending in free agency outside of adding a player on a veteran minimum deal.
We’ll go over a few “bang for your buck free agents” later who could help the 49ers right away.