Former Mississippi State defender Chris Jones going viral for comment on winless Jets
Always respect your opponent. And that’s exactly what Chris Jones is doing this week, even though his Kansas City Chiefs are overwhelming favorites against the winless New York Jets.
Jones, a former Mississippi State standout, has helped the defending Super Bowl champion Chiefs get off to a 6-1 start this season. Meanwhile, the Jets are 0-7 and the only team in the NFL that doesn’t yet have a win this year. That led to Jones making an unintentionally humorous comment on Thursday.
“That’s a very good football team. People forget that because they haven’t won a game,” Jones told the media, including ESPN’s Adam Teicher.
There likely aren’t many people out there who would call the Jets a “very good football team,” other than their upcoming opponents who are showing them respect. New York has struggled in all facets this season, and it’s highly unlikely it pulls off a road upset over Kansas City this weekend.
Jones is a big reason why the Jets’ offense could struggle against the Chiefs’ defense. Through the first six games of the season, he has 21 tackles, 4.5 sacks and two forced fumbles. It’s his fifth season with Kansas City, which selected him in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft.
Jones played at Mississippi State from 2013-15, collecting 102 tackles and 8.5 sacks over three seasons.
The Chiefs and Jets are set to kick off on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.