Matt Jones finished the season (including playoffs) with42 catches for 526 yards and 5 TD's.he rushed 12 times for 51 yardsIf you look at his numbers in weeks 1 through 10 when Leftwich was the starting QB, you’ll see the start of a decent first year receiver. In those 10 total games you'll see that Matt Jones' numbers were far superior with Byron at the helm but as you can see both QB's took until about their 5th or 6th week to start using Matt Jones Extensively, especially in the red-zone (I took week 12 as a Garrard game since Leftwich completed only 2 passes for 18 yards, neither to Matt Jones.)Seattle 2/22/0 plus 2/28 rushing@ Ind 1/9/0 plus 2/7 rushing@NYJ 4/31/0Den 3/27/ plus 1/-7Cin 0/0/0@Pit 2/20/1 plus 1/-7@Stl 4/38/1Hou 3/21/0Balt 5/117/1 plus 2/12@Ten 3/46/1Garrard starts@Ari 1/7/0 plus 1/8@Cle 0/0/0 plus 1/3/0IND 3/28/0SF 2/11/0 plus 1/2@Hou 0/0/0 plus 1/5/0TEN 3/55/1 plus 0/0/0Leftwich starts the playoff game, but Garrard comes in@NE 6/94/0 (5/53/0 with Leftwich plus 1/41/0 Garrard) Total stats:11 games With Leftwich: 32/384/46 games with Garrard10/142/1it seems that it took both QB's some time to get comfortable with Matt Jones. In the 6th game of the season we started seeing Matt Jones score in the red-zone and in weeks 6 through 10 he put up 17 catches for 242 yards and 3 TD's and looked like he has turned the corner. This is also when Leftwich got hurt. Matt Jones' first 5 games with Leftwich were very similar to his first 6 games with Garrard. In the last week with Garrard and part of the playoff game it seemed that Garrard was utilizing Matt Jones more often.
LeftwichSeattle 2/22/0 plus 2/28 rushing@ Ind 1/9/0 plus 2/7 rushing@NYJ 4/31/0Den 3/27/ plus 1/-7Cin 0/0/0@Pit 2/20/1 plus 1/-7
it seemed that he started coming together with both QB's around the 5th or 6th game played. Hopefully he'll be able to build upon that next year.I know some may have been disappointed in his first year, but I was not. This is all you could have expected out of a guy who never played the position. He gave you TD's in five different games and had one breakout game of 117 yards and a TD.. I hope that he uses the off-season to get better acquainted with his QB's and comes back a better wide receiver.Garrard@Ari 1/7/0 plus 1/8@Cle 0/0/0 plus 1/3/0IND 3/28/0SF 2/11/0 plus 1/2@Hou 0/0/0 plus 1/5/0TEN 3/55/1 plus 0/0/0