Chris Jones wants to re-sign with the Kansas City Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs finally managed to end a historic drought with their trip to Super Bowl LIV. Whether or not they win, it appears defensive tackle Chris Jones has already made up his mind bout where he wants to spend his future.
“That’s always been the plan. I try not to think about it because you know the business side of it. That’s why I don’t really talk about it. I don’t really think about it. I just focus on the season and I let my agent handle that.”
Jones added that he has made it clear to the fans that he wants to stay in Kansas City.
“The fans see the type of passion i play with. My passion for staying in Kansas City. They see how I interact with them. They know I want to stay in Kansas City.”
Although it is encouraging to see Jones be open about his desire to stay with the Chiefs, it remains to be seen if the front office is willing to make it happen.
The former second-round pick held out for a new deal last offseason after leading the team in sacks in the 2018 campaign. He ultimately returned without a new contract while the Chiefs rewarded defensive end Frank Clark with a five-year, $105.5 million that included $63.5 million guaranteed.
Regardless, Jones still managed to lead the team in sacks once again in the 2019 NFL season en route to his first Pro Bowl selection despite missing three games. As a result, an interior pass rusher of his caliber is now likely set to garner an even more lucrative payday this offseason than he would have last year.