Report: Chris Jones, Chiefs Reach 4-Year, $85 Million Deal

Justin Parrish
July 14, 2020 - 1:37 pm

(610 Sports) The Chiefs have locked up another core player with a big-time contract.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Chiefs and star DT Chris Jones have agreed on a four-year deal worth $85 million with $60 million in guarantees.

Jones, a second-round draft pick out of Mississippi State, has been the anchor of the Chiefs' defensive line since he was drafted in 2016. Jones has one of the best bull rushes in all of football, allowing him to rack up 33 sacks since entering the league, tallying 15.5 of those in 2018.

Jones was franchise tagged by the team in March and was set to make $16.1 million under the non-exclusive franchise tag but had yet to sign his tender. The defending Super Bowl Champs signed quarterback Patrick Mahomes to a 10-year $503 million dollar extension last week, ensuring they will have their offensive and defensive anchors for at least the next four seasons.

Though both contracts are pricey, Spotrac details that the deal with Mahomes in no way hindered Kansas City's ability to sign Jones.

Mahomes' $63 million guaranteed is the most in the NFL, while the Chiefs' Frank Clark and Chris Jones are in the top five in guaranteed money among defensive linemen (via Spotrac).

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