While the season seemed like a great one for Chandler Jones and he was dominant, it’s never quite enough for the guys over at Pro Football Focus.
They released their Pro Football Focus 101 and Chandler Jones was the lone Cardinal on the roster and he was ranked woefully low.
47. EDGE CHANDLER JONES, ARIZONA CARDINALS
Many people will see Chandler Jones’ sack total and expect him to be higher on this list, but while he was second in the league in sacks, he was only eighth in total pressures over the regular season and didn’t get a chance to add to that with a postseason run like some others. Jones’ pass-rushing was excellent overall, and it was certainly the strength of his season for the Cardinals. He earned a PFF pass-rushing grade of 90.0, fifth-best among edge defenders, but his run-defense grade of 71.0 ranked just 34th. However, there is little doubt that Jones was an impact playmaker for Arizona’s defense, which is a fact that can also be highlighted by his eight forced fumbles on the year.
It’s crazy to think that there were nine edge players that were better than Chandler this year.
Here is who PFF ranked ahead of Chandler Jones:
- T.J. Watt
- Za’Darius Smith
- Calais Campbell
- Nick Bosa
- Joey Bosa
- Arik Armstead
- Danielle Hunter
- Carlos Dunlap
- Cameron Jordan
What do you think about Jones ranking?