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Chandler Jones

27-Year-Old Linebacker – Arizona Cardinals

2016 Defensive Stats

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2017 Defensive Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

Although the Cardinals' 7-8-1 finish tarnished many of the accomplishments from 2016, the acquisition of Jones from the Patriots has to be considered a success, both personally and collectively on the...

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2017 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  8

HT: 6' 5"   WT: 265   DOB: 2/27/1990  College: Syracuse  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Chandler Jones Contract Information:

Signed a five-year, $83 million contract with the Cardinals in March of 2017.

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The Cardinals and Jones agreed to a five-year, $83 million contract Thursday, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports.

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Chandler Jones NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2009 19 CFB 3 - - - - 0 0 - - - - - -
2010 20 CFB 3 - - - - 0 0 - - - - - -
2011 21 CFB 7 - - - - 1 0 - - - - - -
2012 22 NE 14 45 24 21 6 5 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
2013 23 NE 16 79 40 39 11.5 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
2014 24 NE 10 43 30 13 6 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
2015 25 NE 15 44 31 13 12.5 2 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
2016 26 ARI 16 49 38 11 11 3 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Chandler Jones – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Outside Linebacker
  1. Chandler Jones
  2. Jarvis Jones
  3. Nordly Capi
Arizona Cardinals

Snap Count Stats

938

Defensive Snaps in 2016

Chandler Jones was on the field for 938 of his team's snaps on defense in 2016.

83

Special Teams Snaps in 2016

Chandler Jones was on the field for 83 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Def ST
2014 568 66
2015 863 144
2016 938 83
Chandler Jones 2016 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 NE 66 5 5 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2 TB 73 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Buf 61 7 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 LA 59 3 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
5 @SF 78 4 5 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 NYJ 52 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Sea 55 3 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
8 @Car 52 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 BYE Bye Week
10 SF 45 6 4 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @Min 53 5 5 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
12 @Atl 66 7 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Was 50 6 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Mia 47 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 NO 74 10 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 @Sea 71 7 3 1 2 1.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @LA 36 2 2 1 1 1.5 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Chandler Jones
As Compared To Other Linebackers
Height:   6' 5"
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Weight:   265 lbs
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Chandler Jones: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Cardinals and Jones are expected to come to terms on a five-year contract in excess of $16 million per season, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports.

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Jones has been franchise tagged by the Cardinals, MMQB's Albert Breer reports.

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The Cardinals are expected to place their franchise tag on Jones, the Arizona Republic reports.

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Regarding Jones' contract status for 2017, coach Bruce Arians said Jones "is not going anywhere" and implied the franchise tag is a possibility if the two sides are unable to agree to an extension, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports.

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Jones notched 1.5 sacks along with three tackles in the Cardinals' Week 16 win over the Seahawks.

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Jones forced a fumble while notching a sack and five tackles Sunday against the Vikings.

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Jones notched two sacks among four tackles Sunday against the 49ers.

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Jones registered a sack, three tackles and a forced fumble Sunday against the Seahawks.

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Jones produced one sack for the fourth consecutive game Sunday against the Rams.

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Jones is expected to work as an outside pass rusher for the majority of his snaps in the upcoming season, the Cardinals' official site reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2016

The 2012 first-round selection spent four successful seasons in New England, where he racked up 211 tackles, including 36 sacks, and 10 forced fumbles through 55 games. Due to inevitable extension talks, though, the Patriots opted to ship Jones to the Cardinals in the offseason. He's played all 16 regular season games just once in his career due to the occasional minor injury, but if he remains healthy throughout 2016, he should flirt with double-digit sacks as he provides Arizona with a pass-rushing presence on the outside.

2015

Jones, who missed six games last year with a hip injury, is bouncing back from an offseason procedure, but the Patriots unsurprisingly picked up his fifth-year option for the 2016 season and there is nothing to suggest that his availability for the coming campaign will be impacted by his repair work. The 25-year-old defensive end wound up with 43 tackles and six sacks in 10 games for the Patriots in 2014, but with his expected return to health, heís a threat to record double-digit sacks while seeing every-down duty on the teamís stout defensive line.

2014

Standing 6-5 with 35 and 1/2-inch arms and excellent quickness, there was always reason to believe Jones would turn into an IDP monster. The only obstacle in his way was durability. He missed five games with a leg injury during his final collegiate year in 2011, and a Week 11 ankle injury drained him of his effectiveness for the end of his 2012 rookie season. Jones had good injury luck in 2013, however, and he turned in an enormous season. With 79 tackles and 11.5 sacks last year, Jones gave reason to believe he can put up stats near the level of J.J. Watt, so long as his lanky legs and ankles avoid further injury. The Patriots are thin at defensive end, so Jones should get all the work he can handle after playing 1,056 snaps last season. You might want to rank Jones among your top three DL if you're the gambling sort, because the payoff will be big if he stays fully healthy. He has a lower floor than some other players in this range, however, as he's still only 1-for-3 on injury-free seasons going back to 2011.

2013

Like Justin Tuck, Jones is a player with a ton of upside but also a low floor once you take his recent injury history into account. The Patriots' 2012 first-round pick bolted to a 33-tackle, six-sack start in his first eight games, a pace that had him firmly in Pro Bowl contention, but he disappeared in the second half of the year likely due to a lingering ankle injury suffered in Week 11. Jones also missed five games due to a lower leg injury at Syracuse in 2011. Nonetheless, once you've gotten past the more reliable options at the position, Jones' upside makes him worth a dice roll.

2012

While like most rookies, heís far from a sure thing, Jones has the skill set and opportunity to post sizable numbers right away, particularly in the tackle category. He finished his Syracuse career with 147 tackles (102 solo) in just 32 games, which projects to roughly 74 stops (51 solo) in an NFL season. With a mammoth wingspan (35.5-inch arms) and flexibility and balance for his size, Jones has truly rare side-to-side range to trap ballcarriers. He can plant, change direction and lunge much more gracefully than is natural for someone of his build. While he is not as explosive or fast as the San Francisco star, the Aldon Smith comparisons are not entirely unwarranted for Jones, though Jones will not rival Smith as a pass rusher.