Two-time Super Bowl Champion with Denver Broncos’ Tony Jones dies

Jessie Schwitters, Staff Writer

The Denver Broncos announced this Friday, January 22, the death of former NFL OL (offensive lineman) for Broncos. Tony Jones passed away at the age of 54. 

He started his career with the Cleveland Browns in 1988, stayed with the team through its move to Baltimore to become the Ravens in 1996 and became the team’s first ever starting left tackle.

Jones won back to back super bowls with the Broncos in 1997 and 1998. He started every game for both seasons being right tackle in 1997 and went on to protect hall of fame quarterback John Elway’s blind side in 1998.

This is a photo of Tony Jones and his wife Kamilla. (Credit: Chris Hamilton)

Jones finished his 13 year long career as a Bronco, retiring after the 2000s season. He was a member of broncos top 100 team in 2019. His cause of death has not been published however many of his team mates posted tweets talking about his death.

Ed Mc Caffrey, one of Jones’ former teammates tweeted, “Terribly sad news today, Tony was a great teammate and wonderful man. Always dressed to the nines and always smiling. Lisa and I send love and peace to his family.” 

Another one of his former teammates Rod Smith wrote on twitter stating, “We love you and miss you Bone. One of the Broncos’ all time best tackles. Greatest dresser of ALL TIME!”