Free agent cornerback Adam Jones has tweeted out that he’s agreed to a new three-year deal with the Cincinnati Bengals:
Happy to say this morning that i agreed to a three year deal with the Bengals Stand up WHODEY!!!!!
— ADAm Pacman Jones (@REALPACMAN24) March 21, 2013
Jones is coming off his best season since his 2006 despite not logging an interception and just 33 tackles. But those stats are often misleading, because in just over 600 snaps played, he allowed a reception once every 6.3 targets that came his way, and one every 11.5 coverage snaps he played. Those numbers put him in the top 25 in each category among qualifying corners in the NFL.
Pro Football Focus graded his cumulative coverage grade at +10.6, which ranked sixth among all cornerbacks in the NFL last season. Jones also showed a proficiency in returning punts, averaging 11.6 yards per return and scoring a touchdown.
It’s a great day to be a Bengals fan.