The Super Bowl is around the corner and as the biggest sports betting event of the year, it stands to reason that books want to put up as many odds markets as possible. That means Super Bowl player props like individual sacks are available at more sportsbooks than usual.
That has me looking at Defensive Player of the Year finalist Chris Jones, and his Super Bowl odds to record a sack.
Will the four-time Pro Bowler manage to sack elusive Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts? I let you know with my favorite Chris Jones Super Bowl pick for the Big Game on February 13.
Super Bowl 57 prop odds: Chris Jones Sacks
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Odds courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook on February 2, 2023.
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Super Bowl 57 Chris Jones Sacks pick
- Chris Jones to record a sack (-118 at FanDuel)
Pick made on February 2, 2023.
Chris Jones sacked Joe Burrow twice last week and has now gotten to opposing quarterbacks in 11 of his last 13 games, racking up an incredible 15.5 sacks over that span.
Although the Eagles have a far better offensive line than Cincinnati and Jalen Hurts is one of the best running QBs in the league, there's plenty of reason to bet on Jones to get a sack at the Super Bowl.
Hurts' tendency to try to extend plays with his legs, and the Eagles occasionally running designed runs for him, means that he actually gets sacked more often than you might think. Hurts was sacked 38 times in 15 regular season games and the Eagles allowed sacks on 7.59% of all pass plays — the ninth-highest number in the league.
Jones is a versatile defender who can line up all over the place. That means Chiefs defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo can move him around to avoid Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson. Johnson hasn't allowed a single sack all season and while other Philadelphia offensive linemen are strong pass blockers, they aren't at his dominant level.
Despite often rushing the passer from the interior, Jones finished the regular season with the second-highest pass-rush grade (92.2) in the league according to PFF. He had an incredible 77 pressures and a pass-rush win rate of 20.2%, and that ability to consistently generate pressure should result in him getting to Hurts at least once.