Adam Jones Retires From NFL

This is the end of the line for Pacman. On Friday, cornerback Adam Jones took to social media to announce his retirement from football. 

Jones, 35, hooked on with the Broncos late in the 2018 preseason. At the time, the Broncos saw him as a strong No. 4 cornerback and punt returner, but he didn’t quite live up to expectations. After seven games and ten punt returns for just 25 yards in total, the Broncos released him in November. Jones was not on the NFL radar after that, so his retirement does not come as a shock.

Jones legacy may be clouded by his string of off-the-field incidents, but he was a force while on the field in his prime. After being selected with the No. 6 overall pick in the 2005 draft by the Titans, Jones made some head-turning plays, including three punt return touchdowns in his sophomore year.

Years after being ID’d as a suspect in the now-infamous Atlanta shooting incident, Jones found his second wind with the Bengals. Jones spent eight years in the Bengals’ secondary and put together three straight seasons with three interceptions in each. In 2014, Jones earned his first ever First-Team All-Pro nod and received a Pro Bowl selection in 2015.

Jones leaves the game after 12 NFL seasons (he was out of football for the ’07 and ’09 campaigns), 146 games played, and nearly $40MM in career earnings.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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  1. Sopro Found

    Always been a big fan of this guy..

    Joey Porter should never of been on the fackin field…..

        • deal1122

          Lol now I wouldn’t mind watching AB get smashed but 3 or 4 years ago I loved that personal foul plus the extra one on Jones

  2. The Ghost of Bobby Bonilla

    I’ve always been not a fan of this guy. He’ll be in prison within 18 months. At least he’s gone.

    • Who-Dey_KY

      snotrocket – in fairness, the airport fight looked justified. Although I doubt you want to be fair.

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