We knew they wanted him back, but not to the point where they would match two offers coming from the Buffalo Bills.
Kevin Jones signed a two-year, $3.5 million deal, including a $1 million signing bonus with the Bears on Friday.
Jones’ had this to say about the Bears:
“They really expressed how much they wanted me back.”
“I’m ecstatic because [Chicago] is where I wanted to be, I always felt I wanted to be back with these guys because it’s a good situation.” “We didn’t put numbers on carries or anything like that, but we did talk about my role being bigger.”
Jones’ agent Drew Rosenhaus talked about his client:
”He looked at last year as kind of a bounce-back year for him, Kevin looks at this year as one in which he can really contribute and be a big part of the team and offense and work well with Matt Forte. A lot of the league is going to multiple running-back attacks, and hopefully he can contribute in that capacity.”
What I think?
I think Drew Rosenhaus said it perfectly, the Bears need two have a two back system, like when they had Thomas Jones and Cedric Benson.
It was hard for Jones last season to play so soon after reconstruction of his right anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).
The good thing is he’ll be 1½ years removed from that surgery.
Kevin Jones has over 3000 yards rushing and 24 touchdowns rushing in four seasons with the Lions.
Last year was basically a waste for Kevin Jones.
But Jones showed he was committed when he contributed on special teams the last two games of the season.
Look for Forte and Jones to be a good one-two punch.
The Bears clearly needed a healthy Kevin Jones in the game against the New Orleans Saints, where Matt Forte injured his toe.
This ultimately means the Bears will not select a RB in next months’ NFL Draft.
The other Bears backs are little man Garrett Wolfe and special teams star Adrian Peterson.
quotes from chicagosuntimes.com