In the midst of the final year of his contract, Chandler Jones isn't focusing on negotiations.

The pass rusher made it clear this offseason that he wanted a new deal. Jones did not participate in offseason workouts with the Arizona Cardinals and confirmed Wednesday that he requested a trade to a team that plans to pay him.

"I think I play best when I don't go in thinking about the deal," Jones said. "… I'm just playing football, honestly. I'm letting my agent take care of all of that. It is the last year of my contract and I let that take care of itself."

Jones had five sacks in Week 1 against the Tennessee Titans.