Marvin Jones is back with the Detroit Lions, and Amon-Ra St. Brown is quickly taking advantage of having the veteran presence around.
Marvin Jones’ return to the Detroit Lions in free agency is easily met with rampant positivity from fans. Apart from whatever he can offer on the field, he will be a valuable veteran presence in the locker room.
Jones, 33, is five years older than any other Lions’ wide receiver and he’s a decade older than Amon-Ra St. Brown and Jameson Williams.
Lions’ voluntary offseason workouts started this week, now through three days. There has been no time wasted by players to take advantage of Jones’ experience. Well, St. Brown hasn’t wasted any time on that front anyway.
St. Brown talked to the media on Tuesday, and he spoke openly about his effort to learn from Jones.
Amon-Ra St. Brown quickly leaning on the veteran presence of Marvin Jones
Via Pride of Detroit, here’s what St. Brown said about Jones.
"He’s been in the league a long time, obviously you’re doing something right if you’ve been in the league that long. But we talked for like two hours yesterday after workouts, just about life and everything. He told me he speaks Spanish, and he told me he’s self-taught. I want to learn Spanish, so I asked him how he learned. I’m on the same path. Hopefully next year by this time, I’ll be fluent.”He’s obviously doing something right, so I was just asking him what his workout routine is, what he does, because I have a certain way of working out in the offseason. I know everyone’s different, so I was just asking him a bunch of questions on what he does. What he told me is that everyone’s different, which is right, everyone’s body is different so just asking him a bunch of questions. I can never ask enough."
It’s a shock to absolutely no one that St. Brown has already made an effort to start learning all he can, whatever he can, from Jones in the early days of offseason work. Up to and including how to teach himself a new foreign language (to be St. Brown’s third foreign language, by the way).