Once Jones hit the undrafted market, three teams began vying for his services: the Chargers, the New York Jets and the New York Giants. Jones, from Cerritos, Calif., decided a return trip to So Cal was in his best interests.
"Location was the primary factor for me," Jones said. "Also, the Chargers have a good team here. This group might go to the Super Bowl and I definitely want to be a part of that."
It also helps that the Chargers are in dire need of a player of Jones' ilk. As a punt returner, Eric Parker is as dull as dishwater; and Steve Gregory's job as dime back is more insecure than a fat girl in a bikini contest.
Jones can help in both those areas, and is confident that the coaching staff will have him ready to go by opening day.
"I feel like cornerback is the most technical position in football," Jones said. "Perfecting your backpedaling, zone turning and all of those techniques is so important. I've already developed tremendously thanks to Coach (Bill) Bradley and Coach (Kevin) Ross, because those two have such a wealth of knowledge."
Unfortunately, not even Vince Lombardi could help Jones -- or any undrafted rookie for that matter -- leapfrog Quentin Jammer, Drayton Florence or Antonio Cromartie. Cognizant of that fact, Jones has focused on other ways of helping his team win.
"I want to make an impact. Going undrafted, it left me with such a hunger. No matter what I do, I want to be the best. If I play mostly on special teams, then I want to lead the league in special teams tackles," Jones said.
Jones is an intelligent, well-spoken player who will do whatever it takes to help his team win games. He's driven like Mrs. Daisy and does not plan on his ride ending anytime soon.