The Bengals finally appear to be finding that No. 2 receiver to compliment A.J. Green every week. If nothing else, Marvin Jones has shown he’s a reliable weapon in his second year with the team, already registering 16 catches for 247 yards and three scores in just seven games this season. In his last two games alone, Jones has seven grabs for 128 yards and two scores.
“He’s been practicing really hard. You see the different things he’s done in practice and it has translated into these games. He’s getting open, he’s making catches in key situations and I’ve got a lot of trust in a guy like that,” Andy Dalton said this week. “When you see a guy that sells out for a touchdown, catches it and comes back, and he’s hurting, and doesn’t let it affect him, that shows a lot for the teammates. It shows he’s a guy you can trust.”
Despite recording 150+ catches for 2,200+ yards and 13 touchdowns in his collegiate career at Cal, Jones fell to the fifth-round of last year’s NFL Draft, and the Bengals happily gave him a home and now he’s becoming a reliable offensive weapon on a team expected to make a run in the playoffs.