The Pittsburgh Steelers had high expectations for Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones when they selected him 17th-overall in the 2013 NFL Draft, and he’s shown plenty of promise thus far.
Jones and fellow linebacker Jason Worilds were listed as co-starters at outside linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers before Week 1. Their workload in the season opener indicates that the two players will be splitting time on the field.
Jones split time with Worilds in Sunday’s 16-9 loss to the Tennessee Titans, with Worilds playing 46 snaps to Jones’ 30.
But today, Jones said he is running with the first-team defense in practice and plans to get his first career start Monday night vs. the Cincinnati Bengals:
“That’s the way it is right now,” Jones said after today’s practice. “As long as I continue to keep doing what I’m doing, I hope it stays like that.” ”It’s my dream, it’s something I definitely want to do is start and be in that rotation and fight with my guys,” Jones said. “I just want to continue to strive for the best and keep getting better.”