The big, strong-armed junior has thrown for 1,022 yards in his first three games this year, completing 72.1 percent of his passes. Jones has four interceptions already, but facing tough talent like Florida State and Missouri, that can be expected.
Q: Did you feel like you (personally) had a slow start those first two games?
A: Definitely. For everybody, the whole team, not just me. We’re a team and when we’re getting that continuity and that timing down, it’s going to show. Right now, it’s showing. We’re going to change it around and get things going here.
The early inside track will go to the winner of Sunday’s tilt between the hapless Minnesota Vikings and Kansas City Chiefs. The loser will be a horrific (but oddly heady) 0-4. Daniel Banyas, a rabid Vikings fan for 38 of his 43 years, is the administrator of the PurplePride.org’s Facebook page. He will drive to Kansas City on Sunday and root hard for Minnesota to win.