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One Arizona Cardinals player makes first release of the Pro Football Focus top 101 players of the decade

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Pro Football Focus is releasing their list of the 101 best players of the 2010’s. It’s an All Decade team of sorts.

On Monday they dropped their first 27 names, with players ranked 101-75 and one Arizona Cardinal was on the list.


Chandler Jones has been able to sack the quarterback like few other players in NFL history. He trails only Von Miller in official NFL sacks, and only four players took down the quarterback more times (half sacks are the discrepancy) over the course of the decade. He has always had a knack for decisive pass-rushing wins, whether it was in New England or in Arizona, but when you quantify every pass-rushing snap, there are other players who begin to leap over Jones in terms of how often they win. That ability to finish plays consistently is what propels him onto this list, though.

Jones is perennially underrated to many, but to see Jones as one of the 80 best players of the last decade has to feel good.

He’s been a ferocious pass rusher and has a very good chance to get into the Hall of Fame based on how he’s done through the first eight years of his career.

Let’s hope for continued health so that Jones can continue to be a pass rushing terror for years to come.