After months of uncertainty about his contract situation, Chris Jones is set to remain a part of the Kansas City Chiefs. As reported by ESPN’s Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter, Jones is set to stay in Kansas City for the next four years on a contract valued up to $85M.
Chiefs get it done with Chris Jones
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) July 14, 2020
Chiefs are giving franchise DT Chirs Jones a four-year, $85 million deal that includes $60 million in guarantees, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 14, 2020
Jones received the Chiefs’ franchise tag designation in March, and has since been the subject of speculation regarding his future with the team, especially after the record-setting contract given to Patrick Mahomes. In a recent tweet, Jones had stated his intentions to sit-out for the season if he didn’t receive a new deal.
Or I won’t play. @LeVeonBell told me about this
— Chris Jones (@StoneColdJones) July 1, 2020
The extension given to Jones will bring back the keystone of the defensive line that helped lift the Chiefs to their victory in Super Bowl 54, and will help bolster Andy Reid’s defense going into the 2020 season.