The Kansas City Chiefs had three players earn AP First-Team All-Pro selections for 2023. One of their stars has become a perennial member of that team as he reflected on the prestigious honor.
Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones was named to his second consecutive First-Team All-Pro selection. He was named Second-Team All-Pro three times during his career in 2018, 2020, and 2021. He spoke about the latest accolade during his Wednesday press conference after practice.
“Give credit to my coaches, Joe Cullen, and Terry Bradden; the commitment those guys force out of me and the players in the room push me beyond measure,” Jones said. “I think a leader can’t be a leader without great teammates; it takes an army to be great, and those guys push the best out of me each and every day to get the best out of me. I don’t think I can accomplish something like that of that measure without having great teammates and guys who push the best out of me day in and day out.”
Jones, as a leader on the team, was appreciative of the support he received from coaches and his teammates. The reaction his teammates showed him following his tenth incentive-filled sack of the regular season was an example of the impact and unity the group has for one another.