FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots and fourth-year cornerback Jonathan Jones have reached agreement on a three-year extension worth a base value of $21 million, a league source told ESPN on Saturday.
The deal ties Jones, an ascending player who was a significant part of The Patriots’ game-plan against Kansas City Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill in the AFC Championship Game, to the team through the 2022 season.
Jones was set to play the 2019 season under his $3.095 million restricted free-agent tender and become an unrestricted free agent after the season.
The extension, which could be worth up to $25 million if all incentives and bonuses are reached, provides him more immediate financial security. It also represents his first major, multi-year contract after entering the NFL with The Patriots as an undrafted free agent out of Auburn in 2016.