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Chiefs sign Chris Jones to 5-year extension deal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) – A vital piece of the Kansas City Chiefs' defense has been re-signed ahead of the organization's attempt to win the first three-peat in NFL history.

Defensive tackle Chris Jones signed a five-year extension with Kansas City on Saturday. According to an “X” post from Adam Schefter, Jones' deal is for 95 million.

Details are still being finalized, but according to Schefter, all of the money will be guaranteed over the first three years.

Jones was set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason after playing out the 2023 season under an incentive-laden contract following resistance that lasted through OTA, training camp and even Week 1 of the regular season.

After recording his 10th sack of the season in a Week 18 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers, Jones joked that by collecting a $1 million incentive for the accomplishment, he was simply collecting the lost wages for his resistance.

Now, Jones will be one of the highest-paid defensive linemen in the National Football League. During his eight-year career, Jones had 75.5 sacks and was named All-Pro twice.

The Chiefs used their non-exclusive franchise tag on cornerback L'Jarius Sneed, putting the former fourth-round pick at a $19.8 million cap hit for the 2024 season.

Jones' deal will include the highest average annual defensive tackle salary on record.

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