Patrick Mahomes was the ultimate team player with Chris Jones extension
As it turns out, Patrick Mahomes $500 million extension was actually a bargain. The Chiefs were able to ink Mahomes and Chris Jones to extensions within the same week, adding to what’s already been a successful offseason for the Super Bowl champions. Jones, for one, wasn’t intent on playing on the franchise tag, and for that reason let it be known to Brett Veach and Co. that he wanted a long-term deal in place before reporting to Training Camp.
Now, the Chiefs’ willingness to spend big money with Mahomes deal in tow might’ve been limited, but the former MVP and face of the franchise was willing to help out.
Patrick Mahomes left money on the table for Chris Jones Chiefs’ extension
Mahomes texted Jones in the days after his extension, letting it be known to the stud defensive end that a breakthrough was near.
Jones is scheduled to make as much as $85 million over the next four seasons when the possible incentives are included. Mahomes, meanwhile, is due upwards of $503 million over the next 12 years. The Texas Tech product’s large cap hit is a little misleading, though, as it gives he and the Chiefs flexibility to continue to add talent around him. In this case, that meant keeping one of the best pass-rushers in all of football on his side.
Kansas City’s dynasty in the making can only be derailed by their doing, and at least so far, the moves are pointing in the direction of prolonged success. In keeping Jones on the roster, the Chiefs rapidly-improving defense (ranked seventh last season) can continue to ascend, giving the ball back to their magician of a QB as quickly as possible.