The announcement came ahead of the club’s best and fairest count on Monday night.
“Title or not, I’m going to continue to go about my business the same way I always have, with a view to strive to improve both as a leader and player for as long as I can,” Jones said.
“Opening up that avenue for other guys to take responsibility and drive this club forward is important for the club’s future, so my decision was definitely influenced by the opportunity to help develop that.
“If I can help foster that and grow that, I think that’s the best thing I can do for the club.”
Jones, 31, recently signed a contract extension for next year.