Chiefs win offseason early, sign Chris Jones to monster contract extension

The Kansas City Chiefs and defensive tackle Chris Jones are not breaking up anytime soon as the star defensive tackle signed a massive deal to stay in the Kingdom.

Feb 11, 2024; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones (95) warms up
Feb 11, 2024; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones (95) warms up / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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In a monumental move, the Kansas City Chiefs have won the NFL Offseason by signing star defensive tackle Chris Jones to a lucrative contract extension.

This historic deal, reported by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, is a five year deal valued at $95 million in guaranteed money. It not only highlights the organization's recognition of Jones's exceptional talent but also marks a significant milestone in that Jones is now the highest paid defensive tackle in the league.

This move was extremely important, considering how Kansas City is in pursuit of becoming the first team to win three consecutive Super Bowls, a feat that no team has ever accomplished in the 100+ year history of the NFL.

Chris Jones is back with the Kansas City Chiefs on a massive contract extension

Jones' journey to this landmark extension was not without its challenges. Last season, he engaged in a brief holdout, sitting out one game in pursuit of a long-term contract. The Chiefs lost that game, the season opener, to the Detroit Lions, before Jones decided to rejoin the team and bet on himself. Now, that investment has paid off.

The Chiefs, undoubtedly aware of the critical role Jones plays in their defensive strategy, faced the challenge of balancing financial constraints with the necessity of retaining a player of his caliber. The defensive tackle's impact on the Chiefs' defense cannot be overstated.

This past season, the Chiefs offenses faced several hurdles with inconsistent wide receiver play and protection breakdowns at inopportune times. However, the defense, led by Jones, stepped up, helping Kansas City win two playoff games while also delivering key plays in the Super Bowl in San Francisco, leading up to the dramatic game-winning touchdown pass from Patrick Mahomes to Mecole Hardman in the waning seconds of overtime.

Known for his disruptive presence on the field, Chris Jones has consistently demonstrated his ability to disrupt opposing offenses and create game-changing plays. As a result, securing Jones with a long-term contract was not just a financial decision by general manager Brett Veach and head coach Andy Reid, but a strategic imperative to maintain the team's competitive edge.

All eyes now turn to the rest of the team, including the looming extensions for center Creed Humphrey and guard Trey Smith. For now, with their defensive anchor now firmly in place, the Chiefs can confidently move forward, knowing that they have secured a cornerstone player whose impact extends far beyond the stat sheet.

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