"It is probably the single greatest accolade that you can achieve in northern hemisphere rugby - to be named as Lions captain," Jones told the Daily Post.
"It's hugely flattering to be considered a candidate.
"It's not for everyone and not everyone would want it - not everyone wants to be captain - but for me that would be it, where do you go from that? It is the top of the tree."
Jones initially missed out on selection for the 2005 tour to New Zealand but the former Celtic Warrior made such an impression as a late replacement that he was included in the matchday squad for all three Tests against the All Blacks.
Although the 27-year-old No8 / blindside flanker knows there he has a lot of hard work ahead him, he has made no attempts to disguise the fact that he would love the job if it was offered to him.
"It's a dream and something most guys at any level would want.
"It's the top job, so certainly if the chance came I would want it, but we'll cross that bridge when we come to it.
"It's not something I'm trying to pay too much attention to because I had my heart set on the World Cup and I missed out on that because of injury.
"I've missed out on just as much as I've achieved really so for me personally I've got to stay fit and keep playing well.
"The Lions captaincy and Lions selection are things that will take care of themselves.
"I just need to stay fit, keep playing well and have a good Six Nations campaign, then come April hopefully I'll be in with a shout."