New England Patriots cornerback Jonathan Jones has proven to have a knack for being in the right place at the right time in his two seasons with New England.
So much so, in fact, that it’s earned him a most appropriate new nickname, according to a report from Mark Daniels of the Providence Journal.
“Every day he gets in the game or every time he gets an opportunity to make a play, he makes it. that’s why I call him, ‘Big play J,’” veteran Patriots safety Duron Harmon said. “It seems like every day or every game that we got, he’s making some kind of impact play to help the team be successful.”
After going undrafted in the Class of 2016, Jones made the Patriots roster coming out of training camp in 2016 and has appeared in 26 consecutive games. The Auburn product with 4.33-second speed in the 40-yard dash has recorded 26 tackles, intercepted a pass, forced a fumble and recovered a fumble in his Patriots career.
Jones has also defended 9 passes in his career with the Patriots and has been finding more defensive playing time of late due to his strong performances and some injuries in the secondary. He played in 94.6 percent of the defensive snaps in New England’s Week 11 win over the Oakland Raiders.