Eddie Jones, a longtime executive for the Dolphins, has passed away. He was 74.
Jones was hired in 1988 by the Dolphins as Vice President of Administration and Finance. He later became the Executive Vice President and General Manager in 1990, then President of the Dolphins in 1996.
Jones served on the NFL’s Employee Benefits Committee, was a trustee of the Bert Bell Player Pension and is credited with successfully leading an effort to place the Dolphins’ training facility in its current Davie location
Statement from Don Shula on passing of Eddie Jones:
“I really appreciate all Eddie did for me and the Dolphins during the time we were together. I can’t say enough about his support of the football team. I’ve always felt teamwork in all phases of the operation was the key to building a winning team, and Eddie Jones was the consummate team player. He would drop by my office almost every day and ask how things were going. He wanted to do everything that he could do to help us win and that’s all you can ask of a front office executive. I want to pass along my condolences to Marilyn and his family.”