The Denver Broncos have officially announced that they have signed veteran cornerback Adam “Pac Man” Jones to a one-year deal. Jones worked out for the Broncos today and they obviously came away liking what they saw.
Jones is entering his 11th year in the NFL and is listed at 5’10”, 185lbs. The 34-year-old cornerback played most of his career with the Cincinnati Bengals. During his NFL career, Jones has totaled 411 tackles, 3 sacks, 89 pass deflections, 16 interceptions, 2 defensive touchdowns, and 7 forced fumbles.
Denver Broncos Head Coach Vance Joseph coached Adam “Pac Man” Jones during the 2014 and 2015 seasons while he was the Bengals Defensive Backs coach. During those two seasons, Jones totaled 125 tackles, 1 sack, 23 pass deflections, 6 interceptions, and 1 fumble. Joseph helped Jones earn an All-Pro award in 2014 and a Pro Bowl selection in 2015.
Now, Jones is a multi-talented player. He is also a very talented return man. During his career, he has totaled 121 kick returns for 3,147 yards with an average for 26 yards per return. He also has 182 career punt returns for 1,922 yards and 5 touchdowns. So he also adds that to the Broncos as well.
Jones will now add some much needed veteran depth to the Broncos secondary behind starters Chris Harris Jr. and Bradley Roby. Behind those two you have veteran Tramaine Brock, rookie Isaac Yiadom, and second-year corner Brendan Langley.
It is unclear what Jones’s role will be going forward, but it could have some implications on the roster. Do the Broncos keep six cornerbacks on the roster? or do they ending up parting ways with Tramaine Brock? or do they end the Brendan Langley experiment and trade or waive the young corner? These are questions we will have to wait to get answers for, but something to keep an eye on going forward.
Jones will turn 35 years old at the end of September so I do not think he will add too much to the return game but will add some flare and a feisty veteran to the Broncos secondary. Jones does come with some off the field baggage, but hopefully, he can keep that in check going forward.
In the end, I like this signing. Jones adds some flare to the secondary that left with Talib. It also allows rookie Isaac Yiadom to develop without throwing the rookie into the fire and constantly getting targeted by opposing offenses. Hopefully, the Broncos can squeeze one more solid season from Adam “Pac Man” Jones.
According to 9NEWS Denver’s Mike Klis, the Broncos have officially signed cornerback Adam “Pac Man” Jones to a one-year deal. To make room for Jones, the Broncos waived linebacker, Bo Bower.