The Ravens hoped to improve their return game by signing Jacoby Jones as a free agent this offseason and the move has worked out exactly as planned.
Jones has been named the AFC’s special teams player of the week for the second time this season after he returned a kickoff 105 yards for a touchdown in Baltimore’s 55-20 win over the Ravens. Jones was previously honored after Week 6, when he returned a kick 108 yards to tie an NFL record and pick up another of his six career touchdowns on punt or kickoff returns.
Sunday’s return made Jones the only player in NFL history with two kick returns of 105 or more yards in his career, which is even more of an oddity since it took him five weeks to do what no one else has been able to do. Jones also had two catches for 54 yards in the blowout win, which moved the Ravens to 7-2 on the season.
Jones is averaging a robust 38.6 yards per kickoff return as a result of his two huge returns. He’s also averaging 8.8 yards per punt return.