There is no getting around the fact that Deion Jones was simply terrible for the Falcons last year. He routinely looked lost and uninterested in the game, and after watching him last season it is hard to believe that not too long ago he was one of the best at his position.
With that being said, Debo is still on the brink of history and is one big play away from being at the top of an all-time NFL list, but will he be able to break the record?
It seemed inevitable not too long ago, but now the Falcons linebacker is in danger of never getting to the top of the NFL record books
Deion Jones’ future with the Atlanta Falcons has been in danger after a very poor year. The team is looking to do away with big contracts so Jones has been a candidate to be traded, but due to an injury, it seems unlikely that Atlanta will find a trade partner.
The former Pro Bowl linebacker is one pick-six away from being tied atop the record books for most pick-sixes in NFL history for a linebacker.
A year ago, it seemed like only a matter of time before he would get that big play, but now it is in serious jeopardy.Jones has been in the league for six years now, and he has only had two seasons where he has not been able to record an interception for a touchdown, those years being 2017 and 2021. He had a streak of three consecutive seasons with a pick-six until last year. In fact, it was his first season as a pro without an interception.
It is not surprising that he was not able to record one as he was seemingly always out of place and trying to catch up on plays. When you are five yards behind your man it is hard to get your hands on the ball—of course, this is an exaggeration, at least for the most part.
If Deion Jones cannot stay healthy and improve his play on the field, he will be in serious danger of never tying Karlos Dansby and Derrick Brooks for the most pick-sixes by a linebacker in NFL history.