Chris Jones wins AFC Defensive Player of the Week

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 25: Defensive end Chris Jones
KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 25: Defensive end Chris Jones /

Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones has been named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 2 against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Chris Jones put on a clinic at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday, which is why the Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman was a slam dunk for the honor of AFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 2.

Jones sacked Carson Wentz three times and forced two fumbles in the process. He also hauled in a game-changing interception late in the third quarter of the Chiefs win on Sunday.

Along with those stats, Jones had another pass breakup, another tackle for loss and a total of four tackles. The most amazing part of Jones day was that he created all that mayhem on only 44% of the team’s defensive snaps.

The Chiefs have been limiting Jones’s reps after he missed most of the pre-season and training camp due to knee surgery. The team may have wanted to start him slow, but Jones has proved that he is 100% healthy and is picking up right where he left off the 2016 season.

He is the emotional leader on the field as he led the fans in the chop chant many times and was one of the first players to congratulate Travis Kelce after his Superman touchdown leap. He has the enthusiasm and energy of a teenager that the fans in K.C. have drawn to like a moth to the flame. In less than two seasons in the NFL, Jones has made himself a fan favorite and someone all opposing offenses must account for.

Jones is the second Chiefs player to win an AFC Player of the week Honor this season. He joined Alex Smith who won the award on offense following his Week 1 performance against the New England Patriots.