Recruited from: Mt Eliza/Dandenong U18
Brownlow Votes: 12
Won his third consecutive best and fairest in his first season as co-captain, demonstrating that he will get better as the team gets better. A ball magnet, he was at his best early in the season and drew praise from coach Paul Roos. Jones averaged 27 disposals a game and took on and beat some of the game’s best. Jones is making the most of his talent, is respected throughout the League and is capable of willing his team to victory.
Player honours: best and fairest 2012, 2013, 2014; 2nd best and fairest 2007; NAB AFL Rising Star nominee 2006, 2007; co-captain 2014; captain since 2015.
Brownlow Medal: 2014 votes 13; career votes 46.
Draft history: 2005 NAB AFL Draft 1st round selection (Melbourne) No. 12 overall.