Former Mississippi State defensive lineman Chris Jones, a rookie for the Kansas City Chiefs, makes a living chasing down quarterbacks.
But do you believe he used to be one?
The Chiefs tweeted a video of a candid sideline conversation between Jones and fellow defensive linemen Kendall Reyes and Rakeem Nunez-Roches.
When you're DE Chris Jones, convincing your friends you used to be a QB. ? https://t.co/mv0p3Di2ri
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) November 8, 2016
“I was the real-deal quarterback,” Jones said, as the group laughs.
Jones has 12 tackles in eight games for the Chiefs this year, including a sack. At Mississippi State, Jones played three seasons, compiling 8.5 sacks and 18 tackles for a loss. He was drafted in the second round by Kansas City this year.
Jones is most famous for his “wardrobe malfunction” at the NFL combine this winter. While running the 40-yard dash, Jones accidentally exposed himself on live television, in a clip that got all around the world.
A highly rated recruit out of high school in Houston, Ms., Jones was a standout basketball player at the prep level, although his MSU bio says nothing about playing quarterback.
It says he worked in at offensive lineman in 2010, which I guess is close enough.