"I'll never take credit for something I don't feel I contributed to," Jones told The Baltimore Sun. "I was part of the team, but I didn't feel a part of it."
Because his performance failed to mimic his collegiate play and a few snafus, Jones endured intense criticism from the New England faithful.
"What I did this year was not me," he said. "I don't care how anybody tries to sugarcoat it. Yes, I was a rookie. But I feel I should always be one of the best players on the field, no matter where I am."
"But honestly, it was hell for me," he said. "That's the only way I can describe it. I didn't feel I deserved to be part of anything that was happening with the team. I felt embarrassed that these people probably thought they wasted a pick on me."
Jones is determined to become better for the impending 2017 season. He reportedly cancelled an already planned vacation and is opting to spend his offseason in the gym.