Nathan Jones

Nathan Jones

MELBOURNE co-captain Nathan Jones has revealed he ignored offers to join stronger clubs in premiership contention while the Demons were mired at the bottom of the ladder.

Jones said the lure of helping the Demons climb back to respectability and consistently playing winning football – and the possibility of a premiership with the club that drafted him – saw him shut the door on opposition teams seeking his services.

“I could have left ages ago, probably picked a better team and potentially been part of a flag somewhere else,” Jones said in the first episode of The Chase video series, supported by Wolf Blass.

“But when you’ve invested so much of your life, physically and emotionally, why jump ship and bail out at the hardest point in time?"