Dreams of having star defensive lineman Chris Jones as a member of the Seattle Seahawks are officially dashed.
The reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs have given Jones the big contract extension that he wants, to the tune of four years and $85 million. He’ll be one of the highest paid defensive players in the NFL.
The #Chiefs and star DT Chris Jones have reached an agreement on a 4-year extension worth $85M, per the Katz Bros. $60M total guarantee upon signing. A long time coming, but Jones gets his deal, and KC locks in a big one.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 14, 2020
Chris Jones’ $21.25M AAV ranks 3rd among all active defensive players, & 2nd on the #Chiefs (by almost $24M).— Spotrac (@spotrac) July 14, 2020
His $60M guaranteed (assuming it’s fully GTD at signing), ties for 1st with Khalil Mack. https://t.co/y7AXD1FWvH
Kansas City has kept almost all of its starters from last year, which in itself makes them a big offseason winner. Jones has racked up 24.5 sacks over the past two seasons, including 15.5 in 2018 to earn a spot on the Second-Team All-Pro roster. He’s an absolute force on the interior and exactly the type of player Seattle needs.
Our own Alistair Corp championed the idea of the Seahawks going after Jones, provided that the Chiefs wouldn’t give Jones the contract he desired. That’s now out the window and Jones is surely a happy man after establishing himself as a top defensive tackle whilst on a rookie contract.
While I have you here, the Cleveland Browns are preparing to finalize a five-year, $125 million contract extension for Myles Garrett. He was never going to be a Seahawk, but “EveryoneLovesNudez” sure had some fans believing it for a day back in May.