The Jacksonville Jaguars have a new offensive weapon to pair with likely No. 1 overall pick, quarterback Trevor Lawrence. According to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. has agreed to terms with the Jaguars and will be heading to Duval to reunite with offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell. The deal is reportedly a two-year contract worth $14.5 million, with $9.2 million guaranteed.
Jones played for the Detroit Lions for the past five seasons, including working with Bevell in 2019 and 2020. Bevell served as offensive coordinator for the Lions in each of the past seasons, and was named as Detroit’s interim head coach in November 2020. Jones hinted toward a reunion in Jacksonville when it was reported in January that Bevell was expected to become Jacksonville’s offensive coordinator under Urban Meyer.
Jones played in all 16 games in 2020 for the Lions, catching 76 passes for 978 yards (12.9 yards per catch) and nine touchdowns. Throughout his nine-year career (although, he missed the entire 2014 season with an injury), he has played in 112 games with 88 starts. According to Pro Football Reference, Jones has recorded 423 receptions for 6,025 yards (14.2 yards per catch) and 51 touchdowns. He has also rushed the ball 19 times for 148 yards (7.8 yards per attempt).
Coming out of California, Jones was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the fifth round (No. 166 overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. He spent his first four seasons (including the 2014 season he missed) with the Bengals before heading to Detroit in 2016.