Miami Dolphins cornerback Byron Jones has revealed that injuries have hindered his ability to run and jump at full capacity during the past NFL season. Jones, who signed a five-year contract worth $82.5 million with the Dolphins in 2020, had a disappointing season in terms of interceptions and pass deflections. However, he said that his injuries, particularly a groin injury that he suffered during training camp, had a major impact on his performance.
Jones explained that his injuries affected his ability to run and jump, which are crucial skills for a cornerback. He added that he tried to play through the pain, but it was difficult to do so effectively. Despite the injuries, Jones managed to start in 14 games for the Dolphins last season and recorded 46 tackles, 4 passes defensed, and no interceptions.
Jones said that he is now fully recovered from his injuries and is looking forward to the upcoming NFL season. He is confident that he can play at his best level and help the Dolphins achieve their goals. The Dolphins will kick off their season against the New England Patriots on September 12, 2021.