Cardinals LB Chandler Jones Requested A Trade This Offseason

Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports that Cardinals’ LB Chandler Jones requested a trade from the team this offseason.


Fowler adds that Jones is unhappy with both his contract and his future with Arizona. He also notes that while the Cardinals do not want to trade Jones, they are also fully expecting him to report to training camp.

According to Fowler, the team believes that Jones is excited to play with veteran DE J.J. Watt and may remain with Arizona this year, hitting the free-agent market this offseason.

It was previously reported that Jones was not content with his contract and he did not show up for the Cardinals minicamp.

Jones, 31, is a former first-round pick of the Patriots back in 2012. He played out his four-year, $8.173 million contract before the Patriots picked up his fifth-year option back in April of 2015.

The Patriots elected to trade Jones to the Cardinals in 2016 for G Jonathan Cooper and a 2016 second-round pick. Arizona franchise-tagged Jones before signing him to a five-year, $82.5 million deal. 

Jones is set to make a base salary of $15.5 million in 2021.

In 2020, Jones appeared in four games for the Cardinals and recorded 10 tackles, one sack, and a fumble recovery before going on injured reserve with a pectoral injury. 

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