Chiefs DT Chris Jones has been playing out the final year of his contract this past season. But after Kansas City’s Super Bowl win and the official end of his deal, Jones said he wanted to re-sign with the team this offseason.
“You actually got to sit back and enjoy the moment cause you don’t get these moments often. I’m so grateful to be on this team, man,” Jones said via NFL Media’s Jelani Scott. “Kansas City, I know I don’t talk about it much but I want to be a Chief for life. I plan to stay here forever, man, and win not only one championship, two, three, four. We got to build a dynasty here.”
Jones has been a key part of the Chiefs’ defensive line and has been one of the best interior linemen in the NFL the past couple of seasons with 24.5 sacks since 2018.
While Jones didn’t record a sack in Kansas City’s 31-20 Super Bowl win, he had several key pressures and batted down three passes in the game.
Kansas City has other major contracts to consider, notably QB Patrick Mahomes who’s eligible for a record-breaking extension this offseason. But expect Jones to be a priority for the Chiefs as well, perhaps with the franchise tag at around $15.5 million in 2020.
Jones, 25, is a former second-round pick of the Chiefs back in 2016. He just finished the final year of his four-year, $6.231 million contract and made a base salary of $1.19 million in the final year of the agreement.
In 2019, Jones appeared in 13 games for the Chiefs and recorded 36 tackles, nine sacks, one forced fumble, one recovery and four pass defenses.
We’ll have more on Jones and the Chiefs as the news is available.