We all can make assessments on paper who will win, but the only way to know is have them fight. I believe Silva would beat Jones. However as they both have a lot to lose if they were to fight. A Jon Jones lost would be more devastating to his career as he is just beginning.
Silva's legacy is already set in stone, if this fight were to happen it will be at 205. Win or lose for Silva it will not affect his MW status at all.