Chicago Bears Round 3: Velus Jones
Velus Jones has been a complete bust for the Chicago Bears. After playing 158 snaps in 2022, he is down to 40 snaps this year. He was inactive in week 10, and with Equanimeous St. Brown and Khalil Herbert back, it is hard to find a reason for him to be active for the rest of the season.
Jones had a role due to special teams, but St. Brown can take his spot covering kicks while Khalil Herbert can return kicks. Tyler Scott was returning kicks, but Herbert is a bit more dynamic and has more experience. Beyond that, there are so few returns it hardly matters.
More than that, Tyler Scott is a better wide receiver and can take a lot of the handoffs and end-around that gave Jones any sort of purpose on offense.
This was a major whiff by Ryan Poles. It was hard to accept Jones when the team drafted him, especially because his biggest draw was special teams. Now that they have replaced him on special teams, this third-round pick is done after two seasons.
Velus Jones Grade: F-