Chris Jones only kicked off his professional career as a defensive end with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2016 but has already shown he would stop at nothing in differentiating himself from the ordinary guys of the National Football League (NFL).
This became apparent in the second week of the 2017 season which saw the American emerge as the AFC Defensive Player of the Week. As it happened, the Redwood Forest playmaker blazed for his team, effectuating a thrilling performance that facilitated the Chiefs’ 27-20 triumph over the Philadelphia Eagles – he pulled off an interception, three sacks, and two forced fumbles.
Jone’s expectations of the things he would accomplish in the NFL are abundant. He thinks he’s yet to start asserting himself in the league but believes he would live up to the achievements he anticipates for the future by striving to be better instead of attempting to be as good as another player. As this bloke was consistently ranked among the best defensive tackle prior-NFL, there is no reason to doubt he would carve out a place for himself in the league’s history. While we can only wish him well and keep up with his games to see for ourselves how he’d fare, the following are the facts one ought to know about him.
Chris Jones’ Profile
The Kansas City Chiefs defensive end was born in Houston, Mississippi, on the 3rd of July and in the year 1994. Although we can tell almost nothing about Jones’ parents, siblings, and family; it is no secret he was brought up in his hometown – Houston.
Like most of the kids in the town, Christopher Deshun Jones schooled at Houston High School where he became known for his athleticism. He excelled in both basketball and football but favored the latter. Chris was subsequently regarded as a five-star recruit and he eventually moved on to Mississippi State University where he had his college career.
It was in the 2016 NFL Draft that the Chiefs picked Jones, he was drafted in the second round as the 37th overall pick and entered his third NFL season with the Kansas City-based team in 2018.
Facts You Need To Know About Him
His Rise To Fame
True, Jones was a fine footballer in high school and it was anticipated that he would build a good career for himself in the sport. Nevertheless, he only gained significant attention as a player for the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
Finishing his freshman year with 3 sacks and 32 tackles, Chris improved his performance as a sophomore and bagged 2.5 sacks with 44 tackles as a junior. It was at this point that this bloke decided he’s had enough of college football and entered the 2016 NFL Draft.
NFL Career Stats
Chris Jones has been with the Chiefs since he joined the NFL. As of 2017, his career stats with the league boasts of a total of 60 tackles, 11 pass deflections, 8.5 sacks, and one interception.
Highlights and Awards
Chris’ rookie season was a successful one, he accumulated 2 sacks, 4 PDEF (Pass Defended), and 28 tackles. Following the remarkable performance, he was named among the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA) 2016 All-Rookie team. The highlights of his next season include his Week 2 performance which spurred his emergence as the AFC Defensive Player of the Week.
Salary and Net Worth
Even though it’d be mischievous to authenticate the various amounts quoted as the total value of this defensive lineman’s wealth, we can tell he currently enjoys a deal that’s worth $6.23 million.
The contract he inked with the Chiefs sometime in May 2016 would last for four years. It came with a $2.73 million signing bonus and a guaranteed $3.44 million.
Height, Weight, and Body Measurements
It would be outrageous to regard Chris Jones as a man of average height, he’s 6 inches taller than 6 feet (1.98 m) and, the height is regarded as one of his strengths in NFL’s world. Although it is believed that a slimmer physique would do Chris more good than his 310 lb (141 kg) weight, he has the ideal body structure for a defensive player. The size of this dude’s hand is 10 3⁄4 in (0.27 m) and his arm length is 34 1⁄2 in (0.88 m).