Deion Jones, a linebacker for the National Football League’s Cleveland Browns, was born on November 4, 1994. He attended Louisiana State University (LSU) during his collegiate football career before being taken by the Atlanta Falcons in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft.
Jones played middle linebacker for Jesuit High School in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he started three seasons. Jones was chosen by the Atlanta Falcons with the 52nd overall pick in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft.
He was the first of two linebackers taken by the Falcons in 2016, along with fourth-round pick (115th overall) De’Vondre Campbell. He was the eighth linebacker selected in 2016.
On May 5, 2016, the Falcons signed Jones to a $4.54 million, four-year deal with $2.16 million in guaranteed money and a $1.50 million signing bonus.
Following Paul Worrilow’s free-agent departure from the Detroit Lions, Jones attended training camp with the intention of starting as a middle linebacker.
Jones extended his deal with the Falcons for four years and $57 million on July 17, 2019, with $34 million of that amount guaranteed.
Jameis Winston’s ball was intercepted by Jones in the regular-season finale against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and he returned it for a score of 27 yards on the opening play of overtime to give his team a 28-22 victory on the road.
What Is Deion Jones Nationality?
Jones is an American and he was born on November 4, 1994, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. He is currently 27 years old.
The Falcons traded Jones and a 2024 seventh-round pick to the Cleveland Browns on October 10, 2022, in exchange for a 2024 sixth-round pick.