The Kansas City Chiefs are hosting another player on a free agent visit today.
Earlier it was reported that Green Bay Packers free agent WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling was heading to Kansas City for a visit, but he won’t be the only one today. According to Pro Football Network’s Aaron Wilson, the Chiefs are set to host Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones on a free agent visit.
A former second-round draft pick in the 2018 NFL draft out of USC, Jones was formerly college teammates with recent Chiefs signing JuJu Smith-Schuster. He spent all four seasons of his NFL career with the Buccaneers, with his best season coming in 2020, when he posted 220 touches for over 1,000 scrimmage yards and eight touchdowns.
Kansas City Chiefs are in the middle of lot of excitement today, including hosting Tampa Bay Buccaneers veteran free agent running back Ronald Jones, according to a league source @PFN365
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 23, 2022
The Chiefs are quite familiar with Jones’ success that season. They met him in Super Bowl LV with the Bucs, where he had 12 carries for 61 yards against Kansas City.
Jones is a solid complimentary piece at the running back position. Listed at 5-11 and 208 pounds, he has good size, also boasting 4.4 speed. He’s known for his pass-catching, with 76 career catches for over 570 yards. One thing he’s not known for is holding onto the rock. Jones has fumbled the ball seven times during his career, something he’ll have to clean up if he’s to find success in Andy Reid’s offense.
While Jones has struggled with ticky-tacky injuries at points during his career, he’s still just 24 years old. A signing here could further signal the Chiefs’ youth movement as they work their way through free agency and toward the 2022 NFL draft.