Lions’ Marvin Jones To Chase Super Bowl In Free Agency

Marvin Jones will be looking to play for a contender in 2021. In an interview with SiriusXM, Jones said that he’ll be looking to join a winner, though he still wants to get a fair value deal. 

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At this point in my career, that’s what I want,” Jones said. (via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press). “But at the same time, it’s not going to be — I’m not going to just straight sacrifice and not get what I’m worth just because I’ve put in my work to get where I’m at and it happened the first time and I did it, and I think I outplayed it the second time.

Jones signed a five-year $40MM deal with the Lions in March of 2016 with $13MM fully guaranteed. He went on to have the most efficient year of his career in 2017, averaging a league-high 18 yards per grab. After that, injuries and issues with the Lions’ offense slowed him down a bit, though he’s remained productive. Last year, Jones turned in his best stat line since ’17 — 76 grabs for 978 yards and nine touchdowns.

Jones, 31 in March, will enter free agency as one of the best receivers available, just behind the likes of Allen Robinson and Chris Godwin. A return to the Lions still remains possible, but Jones would be catching passes from Jared Goff rather than longtime pal Matthew Stafford.

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15 comments on “Lions’ Marvin Jones To Chase Super Bowl In Free Agency

  1. arty!

    What are we about a month out, maybe less, for FA to kickoff! With everyone talking about the cap, want to bet a ton of money is still thrown around by all teams.

  2. M Haworth

    He might be surprised what he’s worth on this market. It’s going to be flooded with players and $480M is less cap space. Most contenders don’t have a lot of cap space for a 30+yr old, mid tier receiver to pay him much more than $3M

    • Sherminator

      He may not care as much about the dollars this year. This is the year to take a one-year deal with a contender that will draw a lot of national attention. If everything goes well, he can garner a bigger contract after that.

    • ruckus727

      He will get a lot more than $3M per season. I see him getting double that or better. Receivers always get more money than expected in FA.

  3. bumpy93

    man I never knew this about Marvin Jones, he’s got four arms and four hands!!!he should be able to catch twice as many passes next year here with the Philadelphia Eagles!!!!! yes I know it was a stupid joke, but I can’t blame him much. 13 years ago the Boston Celtics created The big three as we now know. since then basketball players have been linking up to make mega teams in the NBA to win titles. it seems like this trend is starting into football. if he was just chasing money and people can call me greedy and what not but I would say if that person that’s complaining about it has another job offer making $30,000 more than the $45,000 that they make they’re going to take it most likely so I can’t blame players that want to make money. but in this case he said he wants to win a title and if he puts pen to paper to go to a team with a better chance of winning a title than just signing with whoever gives the most money there’s nothing wrong with this. actually it should be respected, he wants the ring, not the money

  4. Ak185

    So, he’s signing with Tampa after Godwin walks? Is that what I’m reading?

  5. mstrblstr2

    He may think he going to a SB potential Champion but if he ain’t going to Tampa Fl – he ain’t going to a potential Champion!

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