When the offseason began, there was hope the Cincinnati Bengals would find a way to reunite with former impact players Kevin Zeitler and Marvin Jones.
Unfortunately, neither will happen.
One day after Zeitler signed with the Ravens, Jones has agreed to a deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to ESPN reporter Adam Schefter. The deal is reportedly worth $14.5 million over two years.
Jaguars are giving former Lions' WR Marvin Jones a two-year, $14.5 million deal, including $9.2 million fully guaranteed, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 16, 2021
Jones, who just turned 31 years old on March 12th, has spent the last five years with the Detroit Lions. During that time, he caught 289 passes (478 targets) for 4,296 yards (14.9 avg.) and touchdowns.
The former Bengals fifth-round pick (2012) was effectively averaging 58 grabs for just under 1,000 yards and seven scores per season. He also ranked No. 1 in the NFL in average yards per reception (18.0) during the 2017 season.
It sure would have been nice to get that kind of production for Joe Burrow, as the combination of Jones, Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd would have made for a heck of a receiving trio.
Alas, best of luck to Jones in Jacksonville.