But with the all-encompassing nature of captaincy in the modern game Jones believes losing his domestic responsibilities can benefit him in the long run.
"I am not doing that role now and it allows me to concentrate on trying to ensure I retain the same role with Wales," said Jones.
"I think Alun Wyn will do a fantastic job. Living in the country we do, it can be difficult, as much away from the field as on it. On the field, it is business as usual and you make decisions as they come.
"There is pressure and a huge workload and there is a lot that goes with the job.
"Captaincy in this day and age is not just about turning up on a Saturday and walking out first. There is a lot more that goes into it. The preparation, commercial stuff and being with the coaches - it can be tough.
"I did it for three years and I thought I did a pretty good job, but I understand the thought process behind the decision."