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Chris Jones, Chiefs reach record five-year deal worth about $160 million with $95 million guaranteed, according to report

Chris Jones, Chiefs reach record five-year deal worth about $160 million with $95 million guaranteed, according to report

Chris Jones isn't going anywhere. The Kansas City Chiefs' standout defenseman has agreed to terms on a five-year deal worth approximately $160 million, which includes $95 million fully guaranteed, According to NFL Media. Jones Agency Written on X The deal makes Jones the highest-paid defensive tackle NFL date.

Jones said during the presidents meeting power A celebratory parade that he will remain in Kansas City, his only NFL home since breaking into the league in 2016. His words now seem prophetic after he agreed to a deal that will keep him under contract through the 2028 season.

It's hard to argue against Jones becoming the highest-paid defensive player in league history. He currently rivals future Hall of Famer Aaron Donald as the best defensive lineman in the NFL.

Jones has been an All-Pro in each of the past five years, and has been ranked as an All-Pro in each of the past two seasons. He had a career-best 15.5 sacks in 2022 and had 10.5 sacks in 16 games in 2023. Jones has a career stat line of 75.5 sacks, 12 forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and two interceptions.

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Jones remaining in town significantly increases the odds that the Chiefs will become the first team in NFL history to win three consecutive Super Bowls. Jones also joined the growing list of high-profile players who agreed to multi-year deals in the days before free agency began, a list that also includes fellow defensive lineman Justin Madubuike, Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans, and the Texans' Dalton Schultz.

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The Chiefs recently applied the franchise tag to cornerback L'Jarius Sneed, who is hoping to receive an extension from the Chiefs that will keep him in Kansas City for the next three to four years. The Chiefs are open to completing a trade if an agreement is not reached before the draft, According to the athlete.