Ricky Jean Francois is a defensive tackle player for the NFL from Miami, Florida. He has played for some of the top teams including the Indianapolis Colts, Green Bay Packers, and now in his 9th season playing for the New England Patriots. But his impressive career started in college when he played for the Louisiana State Tigers.
During Jean’s time at LSU, he participated in carrying them to the 2007 National Championship. He also was awarded the defensive MVP during the 2008 BCS National Championship Game.
So what is Ricky Jean Francois net worth? What are Ricky Jean Francois’s salary/earnings? Read on…
Ricky Jean Francois’ first team was the San Francisco 49ers when he was drafted in 2009. He was first drafted in the seventh round or 244th overall. Jean was known for two things during his time in San Francisco. The first was his appearance in Super Bowl 2012 when he had two tackles, despite losing to the Baltimore Ravens. The second, his “Peanut Butter Jelly Dance”.
In March of 2013, Ricky Jean Francois was signed with the Indianapolis Colts, later being released in February 2015. Jean then went onto play for the Washington Redskins when he signed a 3-year contract in February of 2015. The contract was for $9 million. He was then released in March of 2017.
That same month, Ricky Jean Francois was able to sign a one year contract with the Green Bay Packers for $3 million. Unfortunately, he did not have the easiest season 2017. On September 12, 2017, the Packers released Jean, only to re-sign him on September 21, 2017. He was again released on November 1, 2017. This is unfortunate for Jean since he had indicated in the past he enjoyed playing for the Green Bay Packers because of how well they take care of their players. The releasing and re-signing was supposedly due to the team unable to make a decision about their rosters.
Ricky Jean Francois then signed with the New England Patriots on November 7, 2017. He was released December 2, 2017, then re-signed December 13, 2017.
Stats And Awards
Ricky Jean Francois has earned two major accomplishments, both from his time playing at LSU. One is the BCS National Champion, the second is the SEC champion. In regards to his time at the NFL, as of week 17 of 2017, Jean has racked up 165 tackles, 12 quarterback sacks, 1 forced fumbles, and 10 passes defended.
Expertise in The Field
Ricky Jean Francois is a force to be reckoned with and has distinctive traits to prove it. He is tall but packs enough force and violent hands give him the necessary leverage needed to break into a pocket. Very able to reach the quarterback when he is in sight. He plants like a tree, rarely moving when face one-on-one block. He can move quickly down the field and this is where his height and length come in handy. Moving quick down the field he can cover a wide amount of space.
At times Ricky Jean Francois’ speed does falter to keep off when a cut block occurs, but he is able to recover from it very well. He does not have that speed and stop-start necessary to make him invaluable but he is able to cover a large amount of space with power, coming in handy as a defensive tackle.
Ricky Jean Francois has proven himself to be an excellent defensive tackle player for the NFL. While he has earned some notable awards and highlights, he has, unfortunately, had some bad luck with team releases. Hopefully, in the near future, he will be able to show what a talented player he is.
Ricky Jean Francois has been a successful businessman and a smart investor in addition to his football career. He reportedly owns several Dunkin Donuts restaurants. In all, we estimate Ricky Jean Francois net worth in 2018 was $17 million. Ricky Jean Francois’s net worth in 2020 is approximately $20 Million.