CHIEFS AGREE TO A NEW ONE-YEAR DEAL WITH ALL-PRO CHRIS JONES

2023-09-13 · 0 min read · NFL/Football
Chris Jones signed a new contract in KC

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports | Rob Carr/Getty Images

Kansas City’s most prized possession on defence has ended his holdout, agreeing to return to the Chiefs for another year.
The terms of the deal were not officially disclosed, but a source told the Associated Press that no years were added to his four-year, $80 million contract, which was due to expire.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the 2022 First-team All-Pro defensive tackle will receive incentives as part of the contract that would allow him to earn more than the $19.5 million he was supposed to make this season under his old deal.
As part of that old contract, Jones would have been the ninth-highest paid defensive back this season.
When the 29-year-old missed the Chiefs’ opening loss to the Detroit Lions (21-20), he forfeited about $1.1 million, while the two-time Super Bowl champion also lost $500,000 in workout bonuses and was fined $50,000 each day that he was absent during mandatory minicamps and all of training camp.
Jones finished the 2022 regular season with 15.5 sacks, tied for the fourth-most in the NFL, and he was selected to the Pro Bowl for the fourth time.
He’s been selected to the Second-team All-Pro three times in his NFL career and was named to the league’s All-Rookie Team in 2016 by the Pro Football Writers Association (PFWA).
“Chris is an elite player in this league, and over the last seven years, he’s really developed into a leader on our team,” Chiefs general manager Brett Veach said in a statement. “He’s been instrumental to our success and Super Bowl championship runs, and it was a priority for us to keep him in a Chiefs uniform.”
Jones was ranked #39 by his fellow players on a list of the NFL Top 100 Players of 2022 and went on to have a banner season, recording 44 tackles along with his 15.5 sacks with two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery that year.
This news means that Jones could be on the field this Sunday when the Chiefs look to even their record for the year as they head to Duval County for a date with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
On the team’s website, they did not discuss what could happen with Jones next season, though the club could still work out a long-term deal with the second-round pick out of Mississippi State from 2016, while they could also place the franchise tag on him, allowing him to leave in free agency.
Sports Tree Profile

By: Joel Lefevre

Share

Up Next

Sports Tree Blog

KYLAIN MBAPPE TO REAL MADRID HERE WE GO!

Read more2024-06-10 · 3 min read
UEFA Champions League/Soccer
Sports Tree Blog

NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE ROUND 2 PREDICTIONS

Read more2024-05-10 · 2 min read
NHL/Hockey

Sports Tree

© 2024 Sports Tree LTD.

The sports tree newsletter

Sign up for the newsletter

By submitting your email, you agree to our Terms of Service  and Privacy Policy. You can opt out at any time.