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Las Vegas Raiders acquire the pass rushing outside linebacker Chandler Jones


Las Vegas Raiders acquire the pass rushing outside linebacker Chandler Jones

On Wednesday, March 16th, 2022 the Las Vegas Raiders have announced that they have come to an agreement to sign the pass rushing – specialist outside linebacker, Chandler Jones. Jones’ new NFL contract with the Las Vegas Raiders is a 3 – year deal worth up to approximately $51 million.

The previous free agent of the NFL as well as the 32 – year – old outside linebacker out of the Syracuse Orange University has been one of the top pass – rushers in the National Football League since joining the Arizona Cardinals in 2016 following a trade between the New England Patriots and the Arizona Cardinals.

Chandler Jones’ Recent Pass – Rushing Production

Chandler earned 3 of his 4 – career NFL Pro Bowl selections while in Arizona with the Cardinals (2017, 2019, and 2021), and Jones was named to the NFL’s First – Team All – Pro in 2017 and 2019.Chandler also recorded 71.5 of his total NFL career 107.5 sacks (which are the most in the National Football League since the 2012 – 2013 NFL season) with the Arizona Cardinals where he set the Arizona Cardinals franchise record for career sacks throughout the past 2021 – 2022 NFL season.

Mr. Jones has racked up sacks in the double - digits 5 out of his 6 – NFL seasons with the Arizona Cardinals. The only year he did have double – digit sacks with the Arizona Cardinals was during the 2020 – 2021 NFL season, when NFL year was cut short and ended with just 1 – sack following him playing in only 5 – games due to a bad bicep injury that he suffered early on during that pro football season.

Raiders’ Revamped Defense

"Give us good players," the Las Vegas Raiders defensive coordinator, Patrick Graham, mentioned a week or so ago, "and we'll be good to go."

The Las Vegas Raiders also acquired the outstanding 25 – year – old cornerback Rock Ya – Sin from the Indianapolis Colts via a big – time NFL trade for the veteran defensive end Yannick Ngakoue which occurred last Wednesday, March 16th, 2022.

The newly headquarted NFL franchise of the Las Vegas Raiders did indeed resign their young and explosive defensive end, Maxx Crosby, who was the NFL Pro Bowl defensive MVP, and Crosby signed a contract extension worth up to approximately $95 million just a week ago.

Chandler Jones’ Football Career Achievements, Honors, & Awards

  • Super Bowl Champion (XLIX)
  • 2 - Time First - Team NFL All - Pro (2017, 2019)
  • 4 - Time NFL Pro Bowl Selection (2015, 2017, 2019, 2021)
  • NFL Forced Fumbles Co - Leader (2019)
  • Deacon Jones Award (2017)
  • Dick Butkus Award (2019)
  • NFL 2010’s All - Decade Team
  • New England Patriots 2010’s All - Decade Team
  • PFWA All - Rookie Team (2012)
  • 2 - Time All - Big East (2010, 2011)


“Las Vegas Raiders reach deal with pass - rusher Chandler Jones, trade Yannick Ngakoue to Indianapolis Colts”, Paul Gutierrez, espn.com, March 16, 2022.

“Chandler Jones”, pro-football-reference.com, March 17, 2022.