Quintorris Lopez Jones was born on February 3, 1989 and graduated from Foley (AL) High School. He enrolled at Alabama as one of the premier recruits in the country. He led the team in receptions all three seasons, including as a true freshman where he had 58 catches for 924 yards (15.9 avg) and 4 touchdowns. He earned second team All-SEC honors and was the SEC Freshman of the Year. As a sophomore, he was limited somewhat due to bruised knee, but still led the team with 43 catches for 596 yards (13.9 avg) and 4 touchdowns. Bounced back as a junior with 78 catches for 1133 yards (14.5 avg) and 7 touchdowns, earning 1st team All-SEC honors despite playing with a broken hand through the second half of the season. During his career at Alabama, he also rushed for 139 yards on 10 carries (13.9 avg) and 2 scores, along with returning 12 punts for 130 yards (10.8 avg) and 7 kickoffs for 162 yards (23.1 avg). He elected to forgo his senior season at Alabama and enter the 2011 NFL Draft, where he was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the first round (6th overall). He was voted to the NFC Pro Bowl team in 2012 and to Pro Bowl in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Signed by Falcons on July 28, 2011 ... Placed on injured reserve by Falcons on October 10, 2013 ... Re-signed by Falcons to a contract extension on August 29, 2015.
2011: Signed a four-year deal worth $16.18375 million. Included in the deal is a $10.27 million signing bonus. His base salaries are: $375,000 (2011); $1.110625 million (2012); $1.84625 million (2013); and $2.581875 million (2014). He will count $2.9425 million (2011); $3.678125 million (2012); $4.41375 million (2013); and $5.149375 million (2014) against the Falcons cap. There is a team option to install a fifth year on the deal in 2015 by paying him the average salary of the Top 10 wide receivers in the league. The Falcons exercised this option in 2014, and thus Jones' base salary/cap hit will be $10.176 million in 2015 ... 2015: He signed a five-year extension worth $71.25 million in 2015. That deal included $47 million in guaranteed money, made up of the first three years of base salaries totaling $23.5 million, a $12 million signing bonus and a pair of roster bonuses worth a total of $11.5 million. His signing bonus, first two years’ base salaries and roster bonuses combine for a total of $35.5 million that is fully guaranteed at signing, with the remaining portion guaranteed for injury. That additional money guaranteed for injury becomes fully guaranteed if Jones is on the roster on the third day of the 2016 league year. His roster bonuses are equal to $7.5 million in 2015 and $4 million in 2016. He also will receive a $6,045 workout bonus in 2015. His base salaries are as follows: $2.5 million (2015); $9.5 million (2016); $11.5 million (2017); $10.5 million (2018); $12.5 million (2019) and $11.426 million (2020). His cap hits are (roundest to nearest thousand): $12.406 million (2015); $15.9 million (2016); $13.9 million (2017); $12.9 million (2018); $14.9 million (2019) and $11.426 million (2020).