Is Jonathan Jones good?

Jonathan Jones

One of the most underappreciated players in the National Football League’s cornerback group goes to the New England Patriots. Cynthia Frelund of believes that Jonathan Jones does not receive the praise that he deserves.

Jones is the third cornerback on the Patriots roster, after Stephon Gilmore and J.C. Jackson. Jones is a member of the Patriots’ incredibly deep secondary. One might make the argument that they are the best Cover 1 and Cover 2 corners in the NFL. To tell you the truth, Jones is easily one of the finest CB3s, if not the best overall player at the position.

However, what makes Jones so interesting is the fact that he has also made contributions to the safety position. It is quite likely that he will continue to serve in the same capacity as a utility player in 2021; yet, it is possible that he will spend even more time on the field playing cornerback. The Patriots made the decision during this offseason not to re-sign Jason McCourty, which allowed Jones to ascend the depth chart.

Due to the fact that both Gilmore and Jackson are scheduled to become free agents in 2022, the Patriots’ cornerback situation is currently in a state of flux. Jones, on the other hand, has a contract that runs through the 2022 season.

For his covering efforts, Jones 2020 season was the finest of his career, as he was given a PFF rating of 80.8. He was fourth on the Patriots defense with 730 snaps played, and he spent 451 of those in the slot (most on the team). Jones’s ability to pivot and rush toward the ball (as assessed by his hips facing the ball/pass catcher) placed ninth best among all corners and sixth-best among slot corners.