Just six years after triggering a $8.26-million buyout with his dismissal from Tennessee, Butch Jones is back on the college football hot seat and might be on the verge of earning another seven-figure buyout.
Butch Jones Contract
Jones initially signed a five-year contract with Arkansas State December 2020 worth $825,000 per year through Dec. 31, 2025.
After a two-win debut season in 2021, Jones was inexplicably gifted an extension that effectively reset his original five-year deal and keeps him under contract through Dec. 31, 2026. His salary didn’t change, nor did performance bonuses.
The bonuses include $5,000 for beating a team ranked in the AP Top 25, $25,000 for a bowl appearances, and $50,000 for winning the Sun Belt Championship.