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Chiefs Still In Danger of Losing Their Best Defensive Player

Chris Jones overlooking a crowd on GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium Photo Credit stonecoldjones95 IG
Chris Jones overlooking a crowd on GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium Photo Credit stonecoldjones95 IG

The Kansas City Chiefs and star defensive tackle Chris Jones have been engaged in contract negotiations that have kept Chiefs Kingdom on the edge of their seats. As the 2023 NFL season looms, both parties are inching closer to a deal that could make Jones the second-highest-paid defensive tackle in the league. Jones, a force to be reckoned with on the field, has consistently demonstrated his prowess as a dominant interior lineman since entering the league. His performance has been pivotal in the Chiefs' recent success, including their Super Bowl victory. As one of the league's premier defensive tackles, Jones is determined to secure a contract worthy of his impact on the team's fortunes.

While negotiations have been ongoing, there is a sense of optimism in the air. Chiefs' General Manager Brett Veach has made it clear that the organization highly values Jones and is committed to retaining his services for the foreseeable future. The two parties have reportedly made significant progress towards finding common ground.

As the discussions continue, Jones is striving to become the NFL's second-highest-paid defensive tackle, a title currently held by Aaron Donald of the Los Angeles Rams. Jones' talent, versatility, and ability to disrupt offensive lines are well-documented, making him a highly sought-after commodity in the league.

Jones has been a cornerstone of the Chiefs' defense, consistently recording double-digit sack numbers and causing havoc in the opponent's backfield. The looming contract extension is not just a financial matter but also a reflection of the Chiefs' commitment to maintaining a championship-caliber team. Retaining Jones would solidify their defensive front and provide continuity in a league where player turnover is common. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes agreed to a team friendly contract extension in 2020 in order to keep talented players like Chris Jones on the Chiefs roster.

While the negotiations may have had their moments of uncertainty, both Jones and Veach are keen to reach an agreement that serves the best interests of the player and the team. Chiefs fans, who have grown to admire Jones for his work ethic and game-changing abilities, are eagerly awaiting the news of a contract extension that would keep him in Kansas City for years to come. Per PFT's Mike Florio, a source with knowledge of the situation stated the Chiefs offered a contract worth $74 million over the next 3 years. The fully guaranteed amount however, is believed to be lower than $70 million.

As the 2023 season approaches, the contract talks between Chris Jones and the Kansas City Chiefs are reaching a pivotal stage. It's a high-stakes negotiation that could see Jones ascend the ranks of the NFL's highest-paid defensive tackles, securing his future with the reigning Super Bowl champions and continuing his legacy as one of the league's most dominant forces on the gridiron.


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