After he was abruptly and unceremoniously cut by the Texans on May 1, receiver/kick returner Jacoby Jones found a new home in Baltimore. Now, after playing an indispensable role in the Ravens’ Super bowl win, Jones hopes it’s permanent.
“I want to retire here,” Jones said during an appearance Wednesday, via the Baltimore Sun.
But the man who landed on the cover of Sports Illustrated and who could have been named Super Bowl XLVII MVP realizes he’s a “role player” in Baltimore. He soon could be playing the role of reducing his cap number for 2013.
While some have speculated that Jones could be cut (really?), the more likely reality is that Jones will receive a contract extension that would give him security while also creating cap space in the coming league year. He’s due to receive a $1 million roster bonus in March, along with a $3 million base salary.
Whatever happens with his contract, it hopefully won’t cause internal bleeding. Again.
“I had so much excitement after the game, I popped a blood vessel in my eyes,” Jones, who was wearing sunglasses, said Wednesday. “That’s why I’m wearing shades. My eyes are all red. All I can say is, ‘Wow, and I want to do it again.'”
Ravens fans everywhere agree.