There were a lot of fun highlights from the Week 15 win over the Los Angeles Chargers. Aidan O’Connell threw four touchdowns and Jakobi Meyers threw another. There were two fumble returns for a touchdown and countless big plays.
But without a doubt, the most exciting play from Thursday night was the pick-six by Jack Jones. Jones jumped a screen pass and snagged the ball in midair with just one hand before taking it to the house. You won’t see a better pick-six this year than what Jones did in Week 15.
As cool as the interception was for Jones, it wasn’t the only play he made on Thursday. According to Pro Football Focus, Jones allowed just two yards in coverage on three targets.
Raiders CB Jack Jones in Week 15 demolition:
– 94.3 coverage grade
– 1 reception allowed for 2 yards on 3 targets
– Big stop on 3rd down, fighting thru block
– Miraculous pick six
— Brad Spielberger, Esq. (@PFF_Brad) December 15, 2023
Jones still has two years remaining left on his deal and the hope is that he can become a long-term option at cornerback with the Raiders. He’s improved over the last few weeks and does project as a potential starter moving forward.
If Jones can continue to play anywhere near this level, the Raiders are going to be just fine on the defensive side of the ball.