25-Year-Old Linebacker – Chicago Bears
2016 Fantasy Football Outlook
The good news is that Jones finished third on the Bears in tackles as a rookie, and then he improved to lead the team in that category last year. The bad news is that the team added linebackers Jerrel...
2016 ADP: –
Bye Week: 9
Christian Jones Contract Information:
Signed with the Bears as an undrafted free agent in May 2014.
Jones will replace Shea McClellin (concussion) in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Though he went undrafted out of Florida State last spring, Jones made a case for a roster spot with the Bears almost immediately in training camp and never looked back. Though he had to bide his time for snaps to open the season, Jones finally got his chance to shine down the stretch, when a number of injuries hit the Bears’ linebacking corps. While starting the final three games, Jones used his strong natural instincts as a run defender to gather 31 stops in that span, while also displaying the athleticism to stick with receivers in coverage. After Jon Bostic (back) missed most of the Bears’ offseason program, Jones will open camp as a member of the first team, and seems to be a safe bet to hang on to the starting role. Jones’ previous experience playing in 3-4 packages during his time in college should aid him in his transition to defensive coordinator Vic Fangio’s new scheme, and with more snaps coming his way in 2015, he could be a true breakout IDP. His production over the final three games of last season would translate to 165 tackles over a full campaign.
The Bears signed Jones as an undrafted free agent following a career at Florida State in which he was a three-year starter at linebacker. He was a shining star in OTAs and minicamp and could be a darkhorse to claim a backup role on the 53-man roster if he continues to make an impact in training camp.