Jones spent his last eight seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals, who declined his $5.5 million contract option last March. He started 68 games as a cornerback for Cincinnati, including 39 over the past three seasons, while also returning kickoffs and punts. The 34-year-old was the sixth overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft, as his 2017 season was cut short due to a groin injury.
This latest contract reunites him with Broncos head coach Vance Joseph, who was the secondary coach with the Bengals in the middle of Jones' prime. That was specifically 2014 and 2015, as he was selected to the All-Pro team in 2014 and the Pro Bowl team in 2015. In his career, Jones has 16 interceptions, 94 pass breakups, seven forced fumbles, and 12 fumble recoveries.
He has proven himself as a weapon on special teams as well, as he has an average of 10.6 yards on 182 punt returns, which has resulted in five touchdowns. He has also averaged 26 yards on 121 kickoff returns. He will bring his utility-style production to Denver, who has always been known to have a tough, veteran defense, which "Pacman" adds to.