Paul Jones is entering his fifth season and sixth year as the Roughriders’ assistant general manager. During the off-season, he signed a two-year contract extension that will carry through the 2025 CFL season.

Jones spent the previous 21 seasons with the Edmonton Elks, most recently as the executive director of player personnel. Jones is widely known as one of football’s most respected talent evaluators with a keen eye for players suited for the Canadian Football League.

Jones entered the CFL in 1988 with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers spending time as the director of player personnel and assistant general manager. Jones spent nine years in Winnipeg before joining the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings as a scouting consultant. He returned to the CFL in 1998, spending one season with the Toronto Argonauts before joining the Eskimos.

Jones has been a part of eight Grey Cup appearances and is a five-time Grey Cup champion, having won titles with Winnipeg (in 1988 and 1990) and Edmonton (2003, 2005 and 2015). He has added 35 playoff games, including nine division finals, through his time with Winnipeg, Toronto and Edmonton.

In 2010, Jones was inducted into the Our Lads’ Scouts Hall of Fame as the 93rd inductee. In 2015, he entered the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Hall of Fame.

Prior to working in the CFL, Jones was the Recruiting Coordinator with Northwest Mississippi Junior College, with the program winning the National Junior College Football Championship in 1982.

Born in Elaine, Arkansas, Jones now lives in Grand Bay, Alabama. He and his wife, Juanda, have four children — Shaine, Keysha, Terry and Troy — and are the proud grandparents of Donavon Fowler, Kyzer Breece, Wyatt Edsol, Brayleigh Laike, and Kynleigh Paige.