Chandler Jones is a professional American football player who plays for the Arizona Cardinals in the defensive end position. As a first-round draft conscript, Jones joined the New England Patriots in the 2012 NFL Draft, where he spent the first four seasons of his professional career. After winning his first Pro Bowl in 2015, Chandler Jones was named his second Pro Bowl in December 2017.
Chandler Jones Bio
Chandler James Jones was born on February 27 and in 1990, his birthplace was Rochester, New York. He went to school at Union-Endicott High School, where he competed as a three-sport athlete in soccer, basketball, and wrestling.
Among other highlights of his brilliant high school football career, Chandler Jones played in three consecutive Section 4 championships. In his senior year, the talented boy earned All-Northeast, All-East Region, and First Team All-Metro titles. Jones was also named to the All-State Class AA First Team for Defense.
Chandler Jones, one of the most promising candidates from New York, joined the University of Syracuse in October 2007. After dropping out of his freshman year for medical reasons, he was added to the active list of the Syracuse Orange Football Team in 2009. Jones had 12 appearances, including 8 starts as a rookie in the red jersey, and his performance earned him the titles of All-Big East Third Team and National All-Freshman Second Team.
The next season Jones competed in all 13 appearances and was included in the All-Big East Second Team selection for his performance. Although he was limited to only 7 games in the junior season, the talented player earned honors in the All-Big East first team. Chandler Jones signed up for the 2012 NFL Draft in December 2011.
Jones was selected by the New England Patriots in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft as the 21st overall draft pick, the highest pick for a Syracuse player in a decade. In an outstanding rookie season, Jones had 14 appearances (13 starts) and finished the season with 45 tackles, 6 sacks, 5 defended passes and 3 forced fumbles. He started in all 16 appearances in the 2013 season and scored 42 tackles with 11.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble, and a fumble recovery that returned for a touchdown.
In a brilliant 2014 season, in which he won the Super Bowl XLIX with the Patriots, Chandler Jones scored 43 tackles and 6 sacks in 10 events. In 15 games in 2015, Chandler Jones played in 15 matches, scoring 44 tackles and 12.5 sacks as team leader, as well as the first interception of his career, a feat for which he was named his first Pro Bowl.
In March 2016, the New England Patriots traded Chandler Jones for the Arizona Cardinals in a swap that earned them Jonathan Cooper and a 2016 second-round draft pick. In his first season (2016) with the Cardinals, Jones started all 16 games and recorded 49 tackles, 11 sacks, three defended passes, and four forced fumbles. In 2017 he also started in all 16 games and finished the season with 59 tackles, 17.0 sacks, and three defended passes in the league. In 2017 he received his second Pro Bowl selection as well as an All-Pro selection for the first team.
After playing as an outside linebacker at the Arizona Cardinals in his first two seasons, Chandler Jones was moved to the defensive end position before the 2018 season.
His Brothers and Family
Chandler Jones’ father, Arthur Jones Jr., is a New York-based clergyman. His mother Camille was a nurse during his lifetime. She died in June 2017 due to complications from diabetes.
The youngest of his parents’ four children, Chandler Jones grew up alongside brothers Arthur and Jonathan and a sister named Carmen. As they grew up, the family suffered a great tragedy following the death of their only sister, Carmen Jones. She died at the age of 17 after a protracted battle with brain cancer.
Undoubtedly a family of talented athletes, Chandler’s oldest brother Arthur Jones III played the defensive end during his professional career in the NFL. His other brother Jonathan “Jon” Jones is a professional mixed martial artist and is considered one of the best in the history of the sport.
Wife or Girlfriend, Is Chandler Jones Married?
Chandler Jones is currently unmarried. However, it remains unclear whether he is in a relationship. Obviously, a star athlete of his caliber has many dating options, but this aspect of his personal life is still closely guarded. As long as the identity of a possible partner or spouse is not known, one can safely assume that Chandler Jones is single.
For professional athletes, top performance on the field usually means an enormous financial reward. This is the case of Chandler Jones, who in March 2017 signed a five-year, $82 million contract with Arizona Cardinals, averaging $16.5 million in annual salary. As a result, the Cardinals’ star made it onto the Forbes list of highest-paid athletes in 2017, and Chandler Jones’ net worth is currently conservatively estimated at $7 million.