KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Buffalo Bills’ confidence in Zay Jones has never wavered.
The rookie receiver is starting to show why.
Jones scored the team’s only touchdown Sunday in a 16-10 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium, an 11-yard catch in the first quarter.
“That was definitely big for us right there,” quarterback Tyrod Taylor said.
Jones was the third option on the play, but Taylor bought time by spinning left out of the pocket, worked his way through his reads and fired a strike to the front left of the end zone. Jones got his knee down to stay inbounds for his second career touchdown.
“Tyrod tells me daily that he trusts me and has all the confidence in the world in me,” Jones said. “As a young receiver, when a quarterback tells you that, that should get you going. Just knowing that I have someone in my corner. He says good or bad he's going to keep throwing to me. That just shows the type of player he is.”
Jones finished with three catches for 33 yards. He was targeted 10 times, more than double any other receiver.
“Coming in early, I had the same amount of opportunities, but it was just so fresh and so brand new to me, just trying to get adjusted to the game itself and then the tempo and feel of our offense,” he said. “Now that I'm having this experience and being able to go ‘OK, I understand a little bit more what to expect,’ just really settling into the offense and who I am as a football player.”