Despite missing the last two contests, Brandon Jones remains the 5th leading tackler on the Miami Dolphins roster this season. He has done this despite playing just 62 percent of all defensive snaps, rarely eclipsing 90 percent for any given game.
His impact has been felt, though. In an early season game against the Raiders, Jones finished the game with two quarterback sacks and six combined tackles, two of which resulted in a loss of yardage. He made a name for himself in the Thursday night victory against the Baltimore Ravens, even though it wasn’t an overly impressive statistical output. Along with fellow safety Jevon Holland, Jones was largely responsible for the blitz pressure that was applied to Lamar Jackson that obviously threw him off of his game and resulted in a Dolphins’ victory. The team should be hoping for a healthy Jones down the home stretch.
Holland has been getting much of the credit and publicity for his stellar play so far in 2021, but the production from Brandon Jones should not go unnoticed. There are question marks all over the team and even some in the defensive backfield, but it looks as though the Dolphins have their safety duo of the future in Jones and Holland.