The American football star was born in Artesia, New Mexico in 1989. His parents are Kevin Jones (father) and Kellye Jones (mother). He is an American and his ethnicity is white.
Landry Jones Education Details
Jones attended Artesia high school in his hometown. In high school, he was already a key figure in the world of American football. He led his school to two consecutive Class 4A championships. He managed throwing for a combined 7, 013 yards, and 89 touches for his high school. As a result, he was named New Mexico Class 4A player of the year.
Landry Jones Marriage Details With Wife And Kids
Jones wedded his girlfriend Whitney Hand-Jones on July 6, 2012. Witney is a Fort Worth-based Oklahoma Sooner women’s basketball team. The couples seem to be living a happy life despite not having children. They are usually spotted in public and party places together. There are no rumors of concern about their lack of a kid and we can only assume the couples haven’t planned to extend their family of two just yet.
Landry Jones Career Details
From high school, Jones attended the University of Oklahoma where he played football from 2008 to 2012. During the league opener against Brigham Young, Oklahoma star Bradford suffered a shoulder injury in a match that they narrowly lost by the score of 14-13.
For that reason, Jones made his first debut for the team to cover up for the Sooner star, Bradford and he really impressed. He completed 18 of the 32 passes for 286 yards and 3 interceptions against Idaho State. The Sooners won the match 64-0.
Jones continued to take advantage of Bradford’s injury to show his skill. However, when Bradford made his comeback, Landry was relegated to the backup quarterback.
Breadfords later informed the team that he would have season-ending surgery on his shoulder then would move for the NFL draft. Jones knew he had a big shoe to fit and worked hard throughout the seasons. His hard work prevailed as he slowly progressed and the Steelers began to forget Bradford.
He left Oklahoma as their all time leading passer with a record 12, 379 yards, and a single game passing record of 505 yards. He also boasts the most passing touchdown any Quarterback has ever achieved in Sooner history with a record 93.
In 2013, Landry Jones penned a 4 years contract worth $2.599 million with Pittsburgh after being picked in the fourth round as the 115th overall pick. He was drafted by the Steelers as their backup Quarterback in replacement of Byron Leftwich and Charlie Batch.
He made his NFL debut during week six of their game against the Arizona Cardinals as a replacement for Micheal Vic who had shifted to the position of the injured Bruce Gradkowski. He was brought in when the Steelers were 10-6 down. In the end, he finished the game with 168 passing yards, 2 touchdowns as he led the Steeler to a 25- 13 comeback win.
Overall, he managed to make 18 appearances for the Pittsburgh Steelers in his 3 seasons with the team. He was a first choice quarterback in five games and managed 108 passes, covering 1,310 yards and 8 touchdowns.
Jacksonville Jaguars signed from Steelers on October 31, 2018, following the injury of their star Blake Bortle.
Landry Jones Net Worth
There is a lot of cash accumulated in the NFL besides the salary. To begin with, award-winners like Jones are likely to boost their net worth a lot. In addition, every NFL player receives $1,685 for every game they are active. Third, a player will receive $2,222 if they are on the winning team.
Jones had been part of such scenarios on many occasions. Given that the average salary of an NFL player is $55K and a player of Jones caliber is expected to cash in more than that, we expect his net worth to be huge.
Jones six seasons earning with the NFL teams are as follows:
- 2013 signed 4 years contract worth $2.599 million with Pittsburgh
- 2017, he signed 2 years contract worth $4.4 million with Pittsburgh
- In 20189, he signed a one year contract worth $805K with Oakland.
With all these considerations, Jones’s net worth is estimated to be $3 million as of 2021.