Ladies and gentlemen, it's official: Wearing a
Patriots uniform does make a person more imposing, even in the eyes of fellow NFLers. That's what we're taking from Jones' 37-place fall in the rankings from 2016 to 2017. Jones posted nearly identical stats in his first season in Arizona (44 tackles, 12.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, one interception in 2015; 49 tackles, 11 sacks, four forced fumbles in 2016), but without the New England pedestal, his performance went overlooked. No matter for the
Cardinals, who in March rewarded the 27-year-old edge rusher with a five-year deal worth up to $82.5 million with $53 million in guarantees.