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Chiefs, Chris Jones reach four-year, $85 million agreement

Chiefs sign DL Chris Jones to new contract before July 15th deadline.

Chris Jones of the Kansas City Chiefs gestures in the first half against the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship Game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 20, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Defensive tackle Chris Jones, who received the Kansas City Chiefsfranchise 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.