Marvin Jones is not the Detroit Lions’ No. 1 wide receiver. That title belongs to Kenny Golladay.
However, that isn’t going to stop Jones from setting lofty expectations for himself.
During an Instagram video with New Orleans Saints defensive lineman Cameron Jordan, Jones outlined his goals for 2020 with the Lions, and he is setting the bar pretty high:
“I want to lead the league in — I want over 15 touchdowns,” Jones said, via Kyle Meinke of MLive.com. “Forget 10, I’ve had 10 already. I want . I want 1,400 [yards]. Just stuff like that that drives me and every time I step on that line — I’m going on Year 9 — but every time I step on that line, it just fuels me to be great.”
Jones has spent the last four seasons with the Lions and is coming off of a 2019 campaign in which he played 13 games and caught 62 passes for 779 yards and nine touchdowns.
The 30-year-old, who played his collegiate football at the University of California, was originally selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the fifth round (166th pick overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.
Jones achieved the double-digit touchdown mark as soon as his second season, finishing with 51 grabs for 712 yards and 10 scores.
He has not totaled double-figure touchdowns in any one individual year since, but apparently, Jones sees an uptick in production in his future with the Lions, even if he is getting older.
Jones’ best season, in general, came in 2017, when he hauled in 61 receptions for 1,101 yards while reaching the end zone nine times.
Detroit went just 3-12-1 in 2019 and owns the third overall pick in the NFL Draft next month.