DT - KC
DT Chris Jones has agreed to a four-year, $85 million contract extension with the Chiefs. The deal includes $60 million guaranteed.
After much back and forth during the off-season, the Chiefs have signed their star defensive tackle to a four-year extension. He will no longer play on the franchise tag and was able to secured a contract worth $21.25 million annually. The 25-year-old racked up 24.5 sacks in his last two seasons with the Chiefs. He is currently 16th among all DL in the latest expert consensus rankings.
DL Chris Jones said "I won't play" if he and Chiefs can't agree on a long-term extension.
Jones received the franchise tag from the Chiefs and will look to work with the team towards a long-term deal. He is seeking around $20 million annually. “There has been no new traction at all” towards a new contract, and Jones "won't play" without it. Both sides have until July 15th to work out a deal. Jones has been a defensive force for the Chiefs, racking up 24.5 sacks the last two seasons. The 25-year-old is currently 16th among all DL in the latest expert consensus rankings.
James Palmer of the NFL Network is reporting that “there has been no new traction at all” towards a new contract between DL Chris Jones and the Chiefs.
The Chiefs and Jones have until July 15th to workout a long-term extension. Kansas City “wants to bring him back long-term, but COVID’s played a big part with teams not knowing what the salary cap is 2021.” said Palmer. Jones will most likely play on the franchise tag in 2020, while the two parties look to workout a long-term deal down the road. Jones has been a defensive force for the Chiefs, racking up 24.5 sacks the last two seasons. The 25-year-old is currently 16th among all DL in the latest expert consensus rankings.
DT Chris Jones hasn't signed his franchise tender and there hasn't been much "traction" on a long-term extension, per Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.
Jones and the Chiefs have until July 15th to agree on a long-term deal. He's kept in touch with the Chiefs through virtual meetings, but talks of a new contract have stalled. "Not much traction on contract front but both sides have until July 15. Market for high-end DTs is $20-plus-million per year," per Fowler. The 25-year-old has been dominant for the Chiefs, recording 24.5 sacks in his last two seasons. The Chiefs will continue to work with their star defensive tackle towards a long-term extension. Jones is a strong fantasy option in IDP league formats.
Chris Jones and the Chiefs are working on a long-term deal.
Jones was given the franchise tag in mid-March as both sides look to agree on a long-term contract. “The deadline to get a deal done is July 15. So there’s a lot of time to continue dialogue and to work on something with Chris, but we certainly are going to work to retain him, not just for next year, but for the future," said Chiefs GM Brett Veach. The 25-year-old has been dominant for the Chiefs, recording 24.5 sacks in his last two seasons. The Chiefs will look to lock up their star-pass rusher and have till July 15th to agree on a deal. Jones is a strong fantasy option in IDP league formats.