Defensive tackle Chris Jones, who received the Kansas City Chiefs’ franchise tag, has agreed to a four-year, $85 million contract, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Jones had previously intimated that he could hold out if he didn’t receive a new contract.
Jones has been a star on the Chiefs defensive line, leading the team in sacks the last two seasons despite missing three games in 2019. On a team heavily invested and productive on offense, Jones was a big part of a defense that helped the Chiefs get to and win the Super Bowl last season.
The Chiefs now will run back a team that looks a lot like the one they won the championship with in 2019. They’ve extended Patrick Mahomes to an unprecedented 10-year contract, extended Sammy Watkins and re-signed Demarcus Robinson to keep their passing offense very much like it was last year. And now getting Jones for four more years makes for a strong group to continue their pursuit of championships.