PHOENIX — There have been 10 defensive gamers to win Super Bowl MVP.
If you needed to choose one to be the eleventh, Chiefs defensive lineman Chris Jones might be the one. Jones has been dominant this season for Kansas City. He confirmed that dominance within the AFC Championship sport towards the Bengals when he had 5 quarterback hits, three tackles for loss and two sacks, the second approaching the Bengals’ last offensive play. That pressured a Bengals punt and arrange the game-winning subject purpose for the Chiefs that despatched them to the Super Bowl for the third time in 4 years.
Defensive finish Frank Clark instructed reporters after that sport that Jones was the “most unstoppable player in football.”
On Wednesday, Jones was battling a chilly however he stated he’ll be prepared for Sunday and he has been dreaming of huge issues.
“What’s crazy, honest to God, I had a crazy dream about the Super Bowl last night,” Jones stated. “I don’t want to talk about it. I’m very superstitious.”
The 6-foot-6, 298-pounder might be a nightmare for the Eagles. Jones has develop into essentially the most dominant inside defensive lineman within the league. He had 15.5 sacks within the common season and two extra within the playoffs.
“I’ve been very fortunate,” Jones stated. “The Chiefs have been very, very patient with my growth as a player and my maturity in the game. I’m definitely a different player than I was not only from last year but the years I entered the league, just mentality, my work ethic, how I approach the game.”
The Eagles current an enormous problem for Jones and the Kansas City protection. Philadelphia had the No. 3 offense within the NFL this season and its offensive line is extensively thought of to be the most effective within the NFL. Jones will get double- and triple-teamed however he stated he’s prepared for it.
“We’ve got to attack them,” Jones stated. “They’re probably one of the best offensive lines in the game today. They’ve done a hell of a job all year long and their quarterback is one of the best also. I think it’s going to be exciting for us as a defensive line to get after it.”
One of the issues that makes Jones so powerful to dam is what number of totally different roles he can play. He strikes throughout the line of defense, typically lining up inside, typically bouncing outdoors. Jones may be onerous to maintain monitor of.
Chiefs line of defense coach Joe Cullen stated the coaches challenged Jones to have a profession 12 months. He pulled it off. His 15.5 sacks had been essentially the most by an inside lineman. He led the NFL with 16 hurries and was third in pressures (46).
Cullen stated what’s missed is how good Jones is towards the run.
“He’s always been a really good pass rusher but he’s been dominant in the run game, making plays behind the line of scrimmage, really constricting running lanes, squeezing blocks, being dominant in terms of playing the blocks in front of him,” Cullen stated.
Jones has another 12 months remaining on the four-year, $80 million contract he signed in 2020, however he might look to redo his deal this offseason. He is underpaid at $19.5 million this season.
“I never really worry about that,” Jones stated. “I have agents for that. It will eventually work itself out.”
He was then requested if he deserves to be the highest-paid cross rusher in soccer.
“Do you think I deserve to be the highest paid pass rusher in football?” he requested the reporter.
“I do, but my opinion doesn’t matter,” the reporter stated.
“Yeah, mine doesn’t either,” Jones stated.
A Super Bowl MVP would certainly assist his case.