By Alex Al-Kazzaz
Chris Jones and the Kansas City Chiefs have agreed on a new contract. The deal is for four years and it's $85 million with $60 million guaranteed. The deal reportedly makes him the third-highest paid defensive tackle.
Just last week, the Chiefs signed Patrick Mahomes to the most expensive contract in NFL history. Now that they've successfully secured Jones, the Chiefs seem to be ready to start their title defense. Recently, Jones insisted that he would possibly hold out if not signed to a long-term deal. Fortunately, that's no longer a problem for both Jones and the Chiefs organization.
Jones was drafted in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Chiefs out of Mississippi State University. The 26-year-old has played in 61 games, registering a total of 33 sacks, forcing seven fumbles, one fumble recovery, and two interceptions. He has one Pro Bowl appearance, which was in 2019.
In 2018, he registered a sack in eleven consecutive games, thus setting a record. He finished that season with 15.5 sacks, finishing third in the league behind J.J. Watt and Aaron Donald.
The young defensive tackle has earned a reputation of being a great pass rusher and wreaking havoc on opposing offensive linemen. Now that he's signed through 2023, his reign of dominance can continue and even intensify.
Now it seems that all off-season objectives are complete for the Chiefs. Training camp is the next thing to focus on. It'll begin soon as the season is drawing closer. For the sake of the NFL, it's hoped that there will be football this year.