ICYMI: Why Marvin Jones Will be Full-time No. 2 Receiver in 2014

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Dec 22, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Mohamed Sanu (12) runs the ball in the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Paul Brown Stadium. Cincinnati Bengals beat the Minnesota Vikings by the score of 42-14. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowksi-USA TODAY Sports

But amazingly, Jones was on the field for 555 snaps last year, an average of just 34 per game when a typical NFL game has 60-70 offensive snaps. In comparison, Sanu was on the field 763 snaps (48 per game), despite having 157 less yards and eight fewer touchdowns.

In 2014, look for Marvin Jones to get as many looks as the All-Pro A.J. Green, especially if he keeps making catches like the one he made against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 17 to help eliminate the defending Super Bowl champs from playoff contention:

This offseason will be crucial for Jones’s potential to keep rising for the Bengals and across the National Football League. Previously in the playoff loss to San Diego, Jones led all wide-receivers in catches with eight and yards with a total of 130.

Marvelous Marvin should ease the pressure off of “Superman AJ” once the season is underway.

 

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