Chris Jones wants to get paid
The Kansas City Chiefs pass rushing unit recorded the second-most sacks in the NFL last season thanks to defensive tackle Chris Jones. (The best pass-rushing team in 2022 was the Philadelphia Eagles, although the pass-rushing script was flipped in the Super Bowl.) He earned All-Pro honors for his efforts last season. Now he wants a pile of cash in his next contract.
Jones is still under contract with the Chiefs for one more season. But the Chiefs appear eager to ink him to a long-term extension this offseason. According to Nate Taylor with The Athletic, Chris Jones wants money in the ballpark of Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald:
“This year, Jones, according to a league source, wants an extension that will make him at least the second-highest player at his position. In June, Aaron Donald, the Los Angeles Rams’ superstar defensive tackle, signed a three-year, $95 million contract restructure.
“We’ll certainly have conversations with Chris and his agents (Jason Katz and Michael Katz),” Veach said. “Doing something with Chris would make sense for us, and I think Chris will want to stay here and retire a Chief.”
This is the perfect time for the 28-year-old athlete to ask for that kind of raise. The Chiefs are coming off a Super Bowl win, thanks in part to his efforts on the defense. Jones matched his career high in 2017 of 15.5 sacks in 2022.
Jones recorded two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, 44 total tackles, and 17 tackles for loss last season. Jones was given a grade of 92 by Pro Football Focus last season. That’s the highest seasonal grade in his NFL career.
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