Reports: Chiefs agree to a 4-year deal with star defensive lineman Chris Jones – KMBC Kansas City

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The Kansas City Chiefs have reached a four-year deal with deal with star defensive lineman Chris Jones, according to multiple reports.The news was first reported by ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.The news on Jones’ deal comes a week after the Chiefs signed a deal with quarterback Patrick Mahomes to make him the highest paid player in sports history.Jones said from the beginning he wanted a long-term deal with the Chiefs, but the club used a non-exclusive franchise tag on him in March and the two sides had until July 15 to work out a new deal. As negotiations progressed into July, Jones signaled he wasn’t happy with the team by tweeting he might sit out the 2020 season. When asked on Twitter about signing the franchise tag that would have tied him to the Chiefs on a one-year, $16 million contract, Jones responded, “Or I won’t play. Leveon Bell told me about this.” Jones was talking about his friend and star running back, who refused to sign a franchise tag and sat out an entire season.But that’s all in the past now, after the Chiefs have signed Jones to a deal that keeps one of the key figures in the Super Bowl victory in Kansas City for quite some time.Jones was a Pro Bowl selection in 2019 and through 61 games he has 33 sacks and 97 solo tackles. He’s widely considered as one of the top defensive linemen in the NFL.

The Kansas City Chiefs have reached a four-year deal with deal with star defensive lineman Chris Jones, according to multiple reports.

The news was first reported by ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.

The news on Jones’ deal comes a week after the Chiefs signed a deal with quarterback Patrick Mahomes to make him the highest paid player in sports history.

Jones said from the beginning he wanted a long-term deal with the Chiefs, but the club used a non-exclusive franchise tag on him in March and the two sides had until July 15 to work out a new deal.

As negotiations progressed into July, Jones signaled he wasn’t happy with the team by tweeting he might sit out the 2020 season.

When asked on Twitter about signing the franchise tag that would have tied him to the Chiefs on a one-year, $16 million contract, Jones responded, “Or I won’t play. Leveon Bell told me about this.” Jones was talking about his friend and star running back, who refused to sign a franchise tag and sat out an entire season.

But that’s all in the past now, after the Chiefs have signed Jones to a deal that keeps one of the key figures in the Super Bowl victory in Kansas City for quite some time.

Jones was a Pro Bowl selection in 2019 and through 61 games he has 33 sacks and 97 solo tackles. He’s widely considered as one of the top defensive linemen in the NFL.

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