Raiders News: Chandler Jones explains why he joined Las Vegas
The Las Vegas Raiders surprised a lot of people in free agency when they signed Chandler Jones to a three-year, $54.5 million contract.
It’s not that the two-time first-team All-Pro selection and four-time Pro Bowler aren’t worth that kind of money, but more so that the Raiders weren’t supposed to sign him or at least didn’t. were not strongly connected. to him before the NFL’s legal tampering period. However, it seems that Jones had many reasons for joining the Silver and Black.
In a interview with SiriusXM NFL Radiohe explained why he chose the Raiders:
“Much credit to my decision for the success of the team, the quarterback, obviously, having a familiarity with the front office, and having the opportunity to rush with the best promising defensive end in the NFL (Maxx Crosby ). I watched his game, cut a tape with him before I was his teammate, so now that we’re in the same room, I mean – it’s dangerous.
Dave Ziegler and Josh McDaniels seem to have a profound impact on the 10-year veteran, as they were in New England when he was drafted, and Jones has also spoken about reuniting with them:
“I feel amazing. It’s a dream come true. I was just sitting here talking with Pat Graham, I talked with Dave Ziggy (Ziegler) and I talked to Josh McDaniels, and these guys have known me since I came into the league. I mean, these guys have known me since I was a puppy. They knew me almost ten years ago.
“Having the opportunity to come full circle, for me to be in the same team with these guys, that helped a lot with my decision. It gives me a lot of confidence. I trust that front office like no other and, like I said, it gives you the motivation to walk through a wall for people like that.
It’s been a while since we’ve heard from potential Hall of Famers saying they’re excited to play for the Raiders, so it looks like something special is sizzling in the wasteland.