Jones was drafted out of the Utah State University in the 1980 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos. He played his entire career in Denver. During his career, Jones played in 129 games and recorded 52.5 official quarterback sacks.
Sacks were an unnofficial statistic in his first two seasons, when he had 11½ in 1980 and 9½ in 1981.
Rulon Davis was named after Jones and would also go on to play with the Broncos in the 2000s. Jones retired after the 1988 season.