Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Braxton Jones Is Already Kissing Up To Justin Fields


When listening to Braxton Jones talk, it becomes evident immediately that the young man is intelligent. He’s well-spoken and understands the intricacies of football well. Something that isn’t always the case with football players his age. This is likely a big reason why he was able to earn starter reps at left tackle by the start of mandatory minicamps in June. Now the goal for him is obvious. Keep that job through training camp.

Most of that depends on how he performs in practice. He’ll have to hold his own in pass protection against Robert Quinn, Trevis Gipson, Al-Quadin Muhammad, and others. Not an easy task for a 5th round pick. However, he also understands winning a starting job on offense is a political game. Nothing can help a young player gain one faster than getting on the good side of his quarterback. According to Mark Carman of Fansided on his Da Windy City podcast, Jones is already making bold statements about Justin Fields on Instagram.

Braxton Jones can’t be accused of immaturity.

His connection to his quarterback in such a manner already speaks to a growing bond. Fields isn’t going to make the final decision on whether the rookie starts at left tackle. That belongs to head coach Matt Eberflus, offensive coordinator Luke Getsy, and offensive line coach Chris Morgan. However, the quarterback does have the power to put in a good word. If he trusts that Jones has his best interests in mind, then he’ll tell the coaches that.

The next 30 days will be a pivotal time for Braxton Jones. Training camp begins on July 28th. That first week could set the tone for what follows. Eberflus said the coaches would continue experimenting with the offensive line to find the best possible five-man combination. Much of Jones’ chances will depend on two factors. How he plays personally, and how Larry Borom and Teven Jenkins sort out the right tackle situation.


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Chuck Cue Farley
Chuck Cue Farley
Jul 7, 2022 2:35 pm

As long as this kid avoids the old looks like Tarzan yet plays like Jane some others have gone thru ! He simply needs to keep his head on right , and follow the instructions of Morgan to a tee ! Do that and stay nasty and he will be fine ! At RT ??? At RG could be the loser of Jenkins and Borom ? Just please god no Mustipher !

Gator Joe
Gator Joe
Jul 7, 2022 6:23 am

Again, cautiously optimistic. He’s smart and looks the part. If he’s coachable and doesn’t repeat mistakes he should be fine. The tough part is getting him the reps he needs to get ready while keeping him healthy. He needs to start the fake games and go against the best for a few series to get some film for teaching purposes. Then he needs to work on technique against whoever is out there. Hope to see him playing close to a half of each game but not more.

Jul 7, 2022 5:48 am

I think Braxton could become one of the top steals in this draft. The kid can play and he does possess the natural skills and competitive nasty edge necessary to be a successful OL in the NFL.

Jul 6, 2022 7:48 pm

Smart kid with long arms to punch and quick feet…cant ask more out of a LT

Jul 6, 2022 2:47 pm

It would be great if Braxton can become the Bears left tackle for the next 10 years and do it well.

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