Lakers star LeBron James shouts out Cardinals’ Chandler Jones after 3 early sacks
It is widely known that Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James is a huge fan of football. Therefore, it is not a surprise that The King is taking in this opening NFL Sunday and praised Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker Chandler Jones.
In their game against the Tennessee Titans, Jones had three sacks in the first quarter alone, which got enough of James’ attention for him to tweet about it:
Chandler Jones going for DPOY already!! My goodness!! 3 sacks in the 1st
— LeBron James (@KingJames) September 12, 2021
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It is clear that James will back Jones for the Defensive Player of the Year Award should he continue with this level of play. Jones is in his ninth year in the league and his fifth with the Cardinals. He was the NFL’s sack leader in 2017 and has two First-Team All-Pro selections as a member of the Arizona franchise.
It wasn’t just Jones dominating for the Cardinals, who took a 24-6 lead into halftime. Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins put on a show in the first half to build the big lead. Arizona is looking to improve on its 8-8 record and make the postseason for the first time since the 2015 season.
On the other hand, the Titans are looking to repeat the success of last year, when they went 11-5 and made the playoffs, only to be stopped in the Wild Card Round against the Baltimore Ravens.