Chris Jones reveals what Patrick Mahomes told him after earning new contract
After the Kansas City Chiefs have won the Lombardi Trophy, the team’s front office knew they have one thing left to do: bring everyone back next season. The Chiefs spent their money on Patrick Mahomes’ mega-deal and subsequently inked defensive tackle Chris Jones’ deal to secure the services of the two players for the years to come.
ESPN reporter Adam Teicher disclosed some details regarding the situation on Twitter:
Chris Jones said he heard from Pat Mahomes once the QB's new contract was done. Said Mahomes told him, "Let's get this thing done.'' Jones said that's when he became confident his deal would get done
— Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) July 20, 2020
In order for the Kansas City Chiefs to be able to make another run for a Super Bowl appearance, the team must get the band back together. During the offseason, the organization was able to bring back the majority of the Super Bowl LIV champion team which is considered a rare feat in football.
Mahomes’ deal was set at a staggering 10-year, $503 million deal, making it the largest contract in sports history. Weeks later, Jones’ deal was agreed at a price tag of a 4-year, $85 million contract.
The two recently-extended players were key cogs in their hunt for the Lombardi last season. Mahomes completed a total of 901 passing yards and 10 touchdowns while Jones recorded 2 solo tackles, 1 assist tackle and 3 passes defended in the 2019 playoffs.
Mahomes’ targets for the upcoming season still includes tight end Travis Kelce and the Legion of Zoom consisting of Tyreek Hill, Mecole Hardman, and Sammy Watkins. Veteran running back Damien Williams will still be carrying the ball for the Chiefs and star safety Tyrann Mathieu will still continue to anchor the tail end of the defensive line.
The Kansas City Chiefs will begin their title defense against the Houston Texans on September 10 at the Arrowhead Stadium.