The Deacon Jones Award is expected to be among those announced at NFL Honors pre-Super Bowl. Very cool idea. I understand it was Goodell's
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 22, 2013
Jones was a monster one defense and helped coin the term sack. I think it is a brilliant idea by Roger Goodell to keep Deacon’s legend alive.
According to NFL historian John Turney, Jones recorded at least 20 sacks in four separate seasons with the Los Angeles Rams.
Deacon’s name will now live on forever. He will always be synonymous with the sack and legends will be told of his brilliance.