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Chiefs give Chris Jones four-year contract extension

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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.

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.