“Do not take the pills they give” Dolphins’ Byron Jones mused his tenure with remorse as promising NFL career cut short by injuries

Everyone wants to return from injury as a hero. Byron Jones wants the same thing that fans are predicting.

Despite being under contract with the Miami Dolphins until 2024, cornerback Byron Jones expressed sorrow about his NFL career thus far due to his “chronic pain and limitations.”

Jones’s 2015 tweet in response to the NFL “Mr. Broad Jump” ahead of that year’s draft wrote “Today I can’t run or jump because of my injuries sustained playing this game. DO NOT take the pills they give you. DO NOT take the injections they give you. If you absolutely must, consult an outside doctor to learn the long-term implications.”

The comments led many to believe the cornerback was contemplating retirement, but according to ESPN, he is staying in the game.

As reported by Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, there is a “general assumption” that Jones will be released.

After playing college football at UConn, Jones was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys during the first round of the 2015 NFL draft. He spent five years in Dallas and made the Pro Bowl in his fourth.

The Dolphins gave Jones an $82 million contract over five years before the 2020 season, making him the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL.

Jones missed the whole 2022 season due to ankle and Achilles injuries after playing straight 30 games in his first two seasons with the Dolphins.



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