The Jaguars are upset the NFL didn’t fine Chiefs defensive lineman Chris Jones for his hit on quarterback Nick Foles that resulted in a broken collarbone in Week 1, according to ESPN, which cited unidentified sources.
Jacksonville wanted Jones, who wasn’t penalized during the game, to be fined by the league because the team believes Jones’ hit should have been called as roughing the passer under the league’s “body weight” rule.
The NFL implemented the “body weight” rule in 2018 in an effort to keep defensive players from throwing the passer down too aggressively or tackling the offensive player and then landing on top of them with the majority of their body weight.
Jones took down Foles after he released a pass to DJ Chark. ESPN noted replays show that Jones put all of his body weight on Foles, which could be reason the Jaguars are unhappy the NFL didn’t give Jones a fine.
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