Chandler Jones out for season

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Cardinals defensive end Chandler Jones will miss the rest of the season.

Arizona coach Kliff Kingsbury confirmed this morning that Jones will have season-ending biceps surgery. Jones had hoped to find a non-surgical treatment for his biceps injury that could have allowed him to play this season, but the surgery has been deemed necessary.

Jones has been one of the best pass rushers in the NFL for Arizona. Last season he had 19 sacks and an NFL-high eight forced fumbles. He’ll be hard to replace.

The 30-year-old Jones has one season remaining on his contract, with a $15.5 million base salary in 2021.

12 responses to “Chandler Jones out for season

  1. Imagine if he had 15 sacks this year? He would’ve been heading to Hall Of Fame territory with 110 sacks, hopefully he comes back stronger!
    The timing of certain injuries could slow down very productive careers.

  2. Yes, because a torn biceps is always the sign of an NFL player being soft. Dude’s missed one game since 2014. Give me a break.

    jonbeck316 says:
    I always suspected the dude was soft… this proves it.

  3. soisaystotheguyi says:
    October 14, 2020 at 10:48 am
    Why did NE ever get rid of this guy?

    25 8 Rate This

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    Is this is a serious question? They want to 3 sbs
    and won 2 withhout him for starters. There is a laundry list of proof and reasons.

    It’s arguably a top 5 yield from a trade in BBs incredible GM career.

  4. soisaystotheguyi says:
    October 14, 2020 at 10:48 am
    Why did NE ever get rid of this guy?

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    The better question why did BB bench Malcom Butler and toss away a winnable SB?

    Some other guy has posted that it was ego-driven……I tend to believe it. Butler looked really good last night.

  5. nhpats2011 says:
    October 14, 2020 at 10:38 am
    BB foresaw this and that is why got rid of this guy…

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    Foresaw what exactly?….Jones having 61 sacks since leaving NE and playing in literally every game for AZ up until this weird, injury plagued current season?

  6. I like Chandler Jones, but trading Jones was really a very good hour for BB, among thousands of good hours he has had in his NFL career.

    The Pats directly got multi-Super Bowl winner Joe Thuney, likely one of the five best interior offensive linemen in the game today, and Malcolm Mitchell whose career was cut short but he was huge in a Super Bowl win for the Pats. In addition, the trade created cap space for the Pats to keep Hightower, and ultimately sign Stephon Gilmore. The trade was sensational for the Pats, and maybe even good for Arizona. That can happen.

    Having said all that, some of the people who keep asking why the Pats traded Jones are probably among the people who kept ridiculing the Pats for having Jones after Jones freaked out on spice that one time.

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