Adam Jones, also popular by his nickname Pacman, is a former NFL player and a sports analyst. In his career spanning over 13 years, Jones was largely surrounded by injuries, controversies, and legal matters. Other than football, Adam has also tried his luck in professional wrestling, boxing, and music. Jones played in the National Football League for different teams for over a decade and was able to accumulate a net worth of $5 million. Check out the article for more interesting details about the player such as Adam Jones’ net worth in 2023, biography, football career, and more.
Pacman Jones Net Worth as in 2023
|Net worth (2023)||$5 million (est.)|
Adam Jones Personal Biography
Adam Jones was born on September 30, 1983, in Atlanta, Georgia. His father was killed in a robbery when Jones was only 4 years old and he was raised by his mother Deborah Jones. Another important figure in Jones’ life was his grandmother, Christine Jones who too died of cancer when Jones was a freshman in college. Jones attended Westlake High School and later enrolled at West Virginia University.
Adam Jones married Tishana Holmes in 2014 and they have three children together. Jones is also an adoptive father to three children of his college and NFL friend Chris Henry who died in 2009.
|Full name||Adam Bernard Jones|
|Position||Cornerback Return specialist|
|Years active||2005 – 2019|
|Age||Born on September 30, 1983|
|Place of birth||Atlanta, Georgia, US|
|Spouse||Tishana Holmes (2014 – present)|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Parents||Deborah Jones (mother)|
School & College Football
Adam Jones started playing football in his neighborhood under the guidance of coach Gary Jones. While in school, Jones played in the Georgia-Florida all-star game and was selected as the “Player of the Year”. Jones was very athletic since small age and apart from football, he also earned All-American honors in basketball and track.
In West Virginia College, Jones appeared in 11 games in his freshman year and only in his second season he earned selection in a second-team All-Big East Conference. Jones got his career-high 12 passes deflected in the second season itself and in a game against Boston College, he scored two touchdowns leading the team to a 35–28 win. After he became a junior in his college, Jones acted as the secondary captain and led the team in tackles and interceptions.
- As a defensive back, Jones got an honorable mention All-American and was also named first-team all-Big East by several sources.
- As a kick returner, Jones was named All-American first-team and honorable mention All-American.
- He was also named Big East Special Teams Player of the Year.
- On West Virginia’s career kickoff return yardage list, Jones ranks 2nd with 1,475 yards.
- On the school’s career punt return yardage list, he ranks 11th with 404 yards.
- Jones also has the sixth most yards per punt return (10.92 yards) in school history and is one of the highest West Virginia players drafted.
Adam Jones Professional NFL Career
Jones declared himself up for the NFL draft without going through his senior year in college. He was picked by the Tennessee Titans in the 2005 NFL Draft as the first defensive player and sixth overall. Adam had an impressive 44 tackles and 10 pass deflections in his rookie years with the Titans and in his sophomore season, he tied for NFL-high with three punt return touchdowns. Jones recorded a season-high five tackles in his fifth game of the season against the Indianapolis Colts. In the next week, he again tied a career-high tackle total with eight tackles against the Houston Texans. With his 90-yard run, Jones broke the 87-yard franchise record of Billy Johnson in a game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
In 2008, Jones announced his openness to be reinstated and to apply for the same before the 2008 NFL Draft. He expressed his desire to play for the Dallas Cowboys and was finally traded by the Titans to the Dallas Cowboys.
Jones opened his season for the Cowboys with one tackle and one pass deflection leading to a 28–10 victory in their first match against the Cleveland Browns. He also got four tackles and a pass deflection in the following 41–37 victory against the Philadelphia Eagles and eight tackles and a fumble recovery in a 27–16 victory over the Green Bay Packers. Despite showing a good game for the team, Jones got himself suspended for four games over a quarrel at a hotel.
After his comeback, Jones suffered a neck injury which was later reported to a season-ending and if worse, career-ending. He was announced to be out for the rest of the season but returned to play in the final game of the season. In 2009, the Cowboys announced they would release Jones.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
After his exit from the Dallas Cowboys, Jones entered into a one-year deal with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League. However, they later announced their disinterest in Jones after he made remarks regarding the league in an internet video. Jones then got an offer from the startup league United Football League reportedly which he turned down.
Adam signed a two-year deal with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2010 and made his debut as a kick returner and a backup cornerback. He again suffered a serious neck injury in the next month and missed the remaining 2010 season. After his comeback in 2011, he once again suffered a hamstring injury and did not play for the rest of the game. Jones signed a new three-year deal with the Bengals in 2013 then another three-year deal in 2016. However, in 2018, the Bengals announced they had declined the option in his contract for the 2018 season, and Jones became a free agent.
Jones signed a new deal with the Denver Broncos in 2018 but after playing only seven games he was released in the same year. In 2019, Jones announced his retirement.
- Total tackles: 507
- Interceptions: 17
- Pass deflections: 92
- Total return yards: 5,179
- Total touchdowns: 8
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Frequently Asked Questions
$5 million (approx.)
Since he changed direction very fast like the video game character Pac-Man, Jones’ mother nicknamed him “Pacman”.