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Chiefs, Chris Jones agree to five-year, $158.75 million deal with $101 million in guarantees

It may be no coincidence that Jones' extension comes after the Baltimore Ravens and defensive lineman Justin Madubuike agreed on a massive affair.

Jones' deal makes him the highest-paid defensive tackle in the NFL, at $31.75 million per year, Rapoport reported. That's more than Donald, who currently earns $31.6 million per year, per Over the hood.

Jones, Gregg Rosenthal No. 1 free agentat the top” from his list of priorities.

Now it has paid off.

Jones, 29, is a five-time Pro Bowler, two-time All-Pro and three-time Super Bowl champion. He's posted back-to-back double-digit seasons and has a penchant for standing out in big games – which is common for KC.

An offseason ago, Jones was also looking for a long-term return with the Chiefs, but instead held out until a new one-year deal was reached. So while Jones and the Chiefs were enjoying Super Bowl success again, another looming contract situation still loomed.

Jones weathered a Week 1 loss to the Detroit Lions this season, but in 2024, he's poised to be on the field for the Chiefs' season opener, smiling broadly with a new contract lucrative.

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