Ernest Jones, a linebacker, was the youngest starter for the Rams defense in 2021. He finished his rookie season with seven tackles as well as a sack that helped them defeat the Bengals in Super Bowl.
One might expect Jones to be unhappy about his team adding a potential Hall of Famer at that position as an ascending player. However, Jones was not happy with Bobby Wagner signing this offseason. Jones stated that Wagner is his favorite player, and that this offseason has been "the highlight of my career" watching him do his business.
Jones stated that the two men had been discussing football for a long time and warned his older teammate that he won't stop listening to him.
Jones stated that "he's going to be tired of me before everything's over," via Jourdan Rodrigue, TheAthletic.com. "We're going be connected at the hip. He will be annoyed at the questions I ask. He is a genius. It's going to elevate my game just by having him around.
Wagner's addition should be a positive for the Rams short-term, and any help Jones can get as a player will make Jones' signing a win long-term.