Throughout coaching camp, the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs gave the impression to be in some bother when star defensive lineman Chris Jones held out within the hopes of getting a profitable contract extension.
He missed their Week 1 loss to the Detroit Lions, and shortly afterward, he agreed to a one-year contract in order that he may at the very least swimsuit up and assist them defend their second Tremendous Bowl championship within the final 4 seasons.
In Jones’ season debut, which was a 17-9 win over the upstart Jacksonville Jaguars, he had 1.5 sacks and two quarterback hits, and a take a look at his league ranks in some superior classes, per Professional Soccer Focus, present how effectively he did in Week 2.
Chris Jones in Week 2:
🔴 92.8 PFF grade (1st amongst IDL)
🔴 91.7 PRSH grade (1st)
🔴 6 pressures (1st)
🔴 40.7% move rush win price (1st)
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— PFF (@PFF) September 22, 2023
Jones is arguably the centerpiece of Kansas Metropolis’s protection, and though they ranked solely sixteenth in factors allowed and eleventh in whole yards allowed final yr, Jones had a fabulous season.
He recorded 15.5 sacks, 29 quarterback hits, and 17 tackles for loss, incomes him a spot in each the Professional Bowl and on the All-Professional First Staff.
With Jones again in uniform in Week 2, the Chiefs have been dominant defensively in opposition to a potent Jaguars staff, holding quarterback Trevor Lawrence to a low completion price and nil landing passes whereas sacking him 4 occasions.
As a staff, Jacksonville was not in a position to report a single landing in that contest.
Certainly, Kansas Metropolis’s query marks now revolve round their offense, as they want a large receiver to step up and develop into a constant menace after they misplaced JuJu Smith-Schuster in free company in the course of the offseason.