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Chiefs’ Chris Jones has talent to dominate Super Bowl 2023



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PHOENIX — There have been 10 defensive gamers to win Tremendous Bowl MVP.

In case you needed to choose one to be the eleventh, Chiefs defensive lineman Chris Jones could possibly be the one. Jones has been dominant this season for Kansas Metropolis. He confirmed that dominance within the AFC Championship sport in opposition to the Bengals when he had 5 quarterback hits, three tackles for loss and two sacks, the second approaching the Bengals’ last offensive play. That pressured a Bengals punt and arrange the game-winning area purpose for the Chiefs that despatched them to the Tremendous Bowl for the third time in 4 years.

Defensive finish Frank Clark advised reporters after that sport that Jones was the “most unstoppable participant in soccer.”

On Wednesday, Jones was battling a chilly however he stated he’ll be prepared for Sunday and he has been dreaming of huge issues.

“What’s loopy, trustworthy to God, I had a loopy dream in regards to the Tremendous Bowl final evening,” Jones stated. “I don’t need to discuss it. I’m very superstitious.”

Chris Jones sacks Joe Burrow during the Chiefs' NFC Championship win over the Bengals.
Chris Jones sacks Joe Burrow through the Chiefs’ NFC Championship win over the Bengals.
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The 6-foot-6, 298-pounder could possibly be a nightmare for the Eagles. Jones has grow to be essentially the most dominant inside defensive lineman within the league. He had 15.5 sacks within the common season and two extra within the playoffs.

“I’ve been very lucky,” Jones stated. “The Chiefs have been very, very affected person with my progress as a participant and my maturity within the sport. I’m undoubtedly a unique participant than I used to be not solely from final yr however the years I entered the league, simply mentality, my work ethic, how I strategy the sport.”

The Eagles current an enormous problem for Jones and the Kansas Metropolis protection. Philadelphia had the No. 3 offense within the NFL this season and its offensive line is extensively thought-about to be the most effective within the NFL. Jones will get double- and triple-teamed however he stated he’s prepared for it.

“We’ve received to assault them,” Jones stated. “They’re in all probability probably the greatest offensive strains within the sport right now. They’ve completed a hell of a job all yr lengthy and their quarterback is likely one of the greatest additionally. I feel it’s going to be thrilling for us as a defensive position to get after it.”

One of many issues that makes Jones so robust to dam is what number of completely different roles he can play. He strikes throughout the defensive position, generally lining up inside, generally bouncing exterior. Jones will be arduous to maintain monitor of.

Chris Jones
Chris Jones

Chiefs defensive position coach Joe Cullen stated the coaches challenged Jones to have a profession yr. He pulled it off. His 15.5 sacks had been essentially the most by an inside lineman. He led the NFL with 16 hurries and was third in pressures (46).

Cullen stated what’s missed is how good Jones is in opposition to the run.

“He’s all the time been a extremely good move rusher however he’s been dominant within the run sport, making performs behind the road of scrimmage, actually constricting operating lanes, squeezing blocks, being dominant when it comes to taking part in the blocks in entrance of him,” Cullen stated.

Jones has yet another yr remaining on the four-year, $80 million contract he signed in 2020, however he might look to redo his deal this offseason. He’s underpaid at $19.5 million this season.

“I by no means actually fear about that,” Jones stated. “I’ve brokers for that. It can ultimately work itself out.”

He was then requested if he deserves to be the highest-paid move rusher in soccer.

“Do you suppose I should be the best paid move rusher in soccer?” he requested the reporter.

“I do, however my opinion doesn’t matter,” the reporter stated.

“Yeah, mine doesn’t both,” Jones stated.

A Tremendous Bowl MVP would certainly assist his case.