Thomas Jones gets $3 million in 2010, $2 million in 2011 from the Chiefs

T_Jones_1.jpgThe Chiefs have ended their search at tailback.

We think.

After kicking tires on Thomas Jones and Justin Fargas and lining up a visit with Willie Parker, the Chiefs have agreed to terms with Jones, according to a league source.

Jones signed a two-year deal; he’ll get $3 million in 2010 and $2 million in 2011.  He also is eligible to earn $500,000 in incentives.

With the Jets in 2009, Jones rushed for a career-high 1,402 yards and 14 touchdowns.  The Jets cut him to avoid a $2.8 million roster bonus.  They had hoped to try to re-sign him.

60 responses to “Thomas Jones gets $3 million in 2010, $2 million in 2011 from the Chiefs

  1. Great signing. Perfect compliment to Jamaal Charles and brings in some veteran leadership.

  2. Good move by the Chiefs, he wont cost them a great deal of money. And they can still be active in fa or draft a young RB. Nice Move KC

  3. As a Chiefs fan this is awesome. I don’t think that this alone will turn our fortunes around, but I do think this is a great step. It adds a bigger back to compliment J Charles and helps to relieve the load off of JC. Also T Jones veteran leadership will help J Charles and the locker room as a whole and hopefully entice other possible free agents to consider coming to the rebuilding Chiefs!!!! It never hurts a team to add a proven guy that likes Jones to help the team on and off the field!

  4. im not a chiefs fan but this is a decent deal… jones is a pretty good back and if he gets 1100 and 9 td’s…. plus with charles… not sure what the oline shape is in but rb situation is in good hands…… if only they had a coach

  5. “great signing.” on par with Fred Taylor getting picked up by the Pats last year. i’m willing to throw money on the table that he doesn’t see year 2 of this deal. the Jets must’ve been lowballing the hell out of him (if they even wanted him back at all) because he barely got more than he was supposed to get as a roster bonus, and will be playing for a top-5 draft pick team next season. au revoir, TJ

  6. That’s interesting. Hard to believe he couldn’t have gotten a similar deal from the Jets – it appeared the signing bonus was the only financial issue.

  7. Nice goin Jets. Best rushing attack in the league last year now you’re gonna lose your top 2 running backs in TJ and Leon when he signs elsewhere. So much for “ground and pound”. Hope Sanchez becomes Peyton Manning in the offseason cuz he’ll be throwin 30+ times a game next year.

  8. way to go chicago – you paid 2x for a part time back.
    You could have had one of your own back at about 70% of hte cost

  9. He’s the new Priest Holmes. On the downside of his career with a lot of miles on the odometer

  10. Good job on the Chiefs part to get this guy in town! He will complement Charles well. Now if we can get some offensive lineman, WR, and linebacker help, we could see a really good 2010 for the Chiefs!!

  11. Good deal for both sides. Jones can still play and they got him for about what he’s worth.

  12. Fred Taylor was 33.
    Thomas Jones is 30.
    Fred Taylor carried the load for 9 years.
    Thomas Jones carried the load for 6 years.
    Fred Taylor missed 46 games in his career.
    Thomas Jones missed 12 games in his career.
    Come on Belichick cheat codes, you’re clearly a bitter fan if you’re honestly comparing those two.

  13. This dude is so underrated. The Bears and Jets players rallied for him to be the starter. All he does is run really hard and churn out yards. He grew into a really solid RB after his Cardinal days.

  14. belichick’s cheat codes says:
    March 9, 2010 5:17 PM
    “great signing.” on par with Fred Taylor getting picked up by the Pats last year. i’m willing to throw money on the table that he doesn’t see year 2 of this deal. the Jets must’ve been lowballing the hell out of him (if they even wanted him back at all) because he barely got more than he was supposed to get as a roster bonus, and will be playing for a top-5 draft pick team next season. au revoir, TJ
    Lol at bitter Jets fan.

  15. Glad to see all the happy Chiefs fans. But TJ’s O-line from the Jets isn’t coming with him.

  16. unlike Fred Taylor Jones has slightly less miles, and he is still durable him and Charles will make a great 1-2 punch

  17. this had better not end up in another desperate attempt for Haley to find reason’s not to give Charles the ball. he tried it for the first half of last season.

  18. # jtm1023 says: March 9, 2010 5:16 PM
    Just glad he won’t be running over the Bills next season.
    actually the Bills play the Chiefs this season,so he may get one more chance to

  19. He’ll look great running into the backs of the O-linemen who get pushed into the backfield by opposing defenders.
    With no O-line, who really cares who’s carrying the rock?

  20. Chief’s O-line + older RB= career career suicide.
    JC ran for his life last year. TJ is a great back but doesn’t have the speed anymore. I really respect TJ and how he runs, but that same hard nosed style is what will end him. It’s no secret I am a Packer fan, but I have unfortunately lived in KC for several years and have had to endure the horror that is the Chiefs. The Chiefs may have some of the best skill position talent in the West, but we won’t get to see it because of the abysmal play in the trenches. Herm Edwards ran the two franchises he inherited into the ground, the NYJ’s and the Chiefs.

  21. TJ is a solid citizen, hard worker and durable, relatively speaking for a RB. I wished he had landed on a Super Bowl contender because he’s a champion of a person. I’m a Cowboys fan so I don’t really care but I wished he had been signed by the Patriots so he could run over the Jets twice a year.

  22. Another HORRIBLE HORRIBLE move by ‘The King of Missteps’, egoli. Old, high mileage, stop-gap player who will keep my Chiefs treading water 2010 – and do nothing more.
    Chiefs grade to date 2010 off season – F
    2009 grade off season – F
    Some things never change aka things are still ‘not’ up to date in KC…
    FIRE egoli & hailme – STAT!!!

  23. Man, at that kind of price why didn’t Philly have him in? That just doesn’t make sense. I mean, I know we don’t run much (at all) but with his leadership and tough running it’s a signing I really would’ve like to have seen.

  24. People seem to forget that TJ was on a run oriented team, and rushing behind “arguably” the best O line in the NFL in 2010; if not best, top 3.
    So forgive me, but I’m not really sure what kind of impact TJ will have on the Chiefs next year as he doesn’t exactly posess “breakaway” speed, and the Cheifs don’t have a good O line?
    Not saying he won’t succeed, but the equation isn’t all there.

  25. Haha, you’re right, TJ won’t be running over the Bills next year, but everyone else will.

  26. Chiefs fans,
    As a La native, what do you guys think of Glenn Dorsey? Is he in the wrong system or is he pure trash? Haven’t heard much of him since the draft.

  27. I wouldn’t be surprised now to see the Chiefs take Dez Bryant at #5 in the draft. The league wide concenusus is that O-Line depth is plentiful in the later rounds of the draft, and Bryant is the clear #1 WR prospect. Haley could field some serious weapons with Charles, Jones, Bowe and Bryant, and he’s unquestionably an offensive minded coach.

  28. yeah, yeah…we get it. the chiefs need an o-line. it’s not that hard to notice that we have one of the weakest o-lines in the league. it got better the 2nd half of the season. fans of other teams don’t think we know what’s going on with our football team here in kansas city, but trust me, we know more than you on how bad some positions need a nice revamp.
    good news is, the chiefs are at least attempting to have a better year than the previous 3, and are on the right path. it’s not happening over night, and this will need patience by everyone who is a fan. 2010 is looking better already, but we are far from being a championship team. i’m excited to see what next year can do as a confidence builder for the chiefs!

  29. NOwillrepeat, it’s a little of both about Dorsey IMO. He’s without question in the wrong system. But he seems to have a good attitude and tries hard, just isn’t the impact guy he was advertised as.

  30. Thank you Ubernerd232. He was one of my all-time favorite Tigers, just sorry to hear he hasn’t really panned out for you guys. Congrats on T. Jones, hes certainly a good one. Best of luck to you guys next year

  31. Chiefs will be fine.
    They are gonna draft a OT Okung, then Albert will move to Guard where he should be and the Sheilds can move to Center where he should be. Which will make for an upgrade at 3 O-Line positions. SO even though Jones won’t have the O-Line he did in NY he will have a much improved Chiefs O-line and he will get about 900yrds and 9td’s. Which is great for what we are paying

  32. Jones will do fine.
    Chiefs will draft Okung then move Albert to guard where he should be and Sheilds to center where he can play way better then anyone we have. That is a serious improvement at 3 positions on our o-line.
    Jones will get about 900yrds and 9 TD’s which is amazing value for what they are paying him.

  33. @ Icon
    You have again put yourself on display here as a complete moron. Do yourself a favor and stop making yourself look like an idiot on here.

  34. i dont think dorsey is nessecarily in the WRONG system…but hes not in the system that allows him to be an impact player…its no secret that the d line in a 3-4 arent exactly impact positions…but hes been steadilly improving and has shown glimpses of being a beast…problem is he gets double teamed every play cuz we dont have a nose tackle…but his absence showed when he was injured and sat out the clevland game when they made a back up running back look better than jim brown…and i completely agree with EZ in KC

  35. This man can play and has been wasted in NY by bad coaches. The Chiefs made a good move for short money. Glad he is out of the division. Now if the RATS can figure out how to trade Revis to the Pats things will be good in the Northeast once again.

  36. Eazy E is right. We had a better 2nd half and if we draft a big LT and move B Albert over to RT or guard with Brian Waters still there, the line won’t be as bad.

  37. I’ve defended the Eagles’ lack of activity so far in free agency, because the players signed didn’t excite me, and they were wildly overpaid. But I can’t defend not making a run at Thomas Jones for this price tag. He would have been an excellent complement to McCoy, while also filling the leadership void that Westbrook left behind. I suppose there’s a chance that Jones just didn’t care to come to Philly, in which case there’s not much you can do. But I doubt it.

  38. Wow, must be pretty bad to leave competitive Jets club to go to a team that hasn’t won a playoff game in 17 years.

  39. # Icon says: March 9, 2010 6:20 PM
    Another HORRIBLE HORRIBLE move by ‘The King of Missteps’, egoli. Old, high mileage, stop-gap player who will keep my Chiefs treading water 2010 – and do nothing more.
    Chiefs grade to date 2010 off season – F
    2009 grade off season – F
    Some things never change aka things are still ‘not’ up to date in KC…
    FIRE egoli & hailme – STAT!!!
    Is this Jason Whitlock?

  40. Thats so cheap!
    The Pats could’ve used him so bad. And that would be such a kick in the Jets’ pants!
    Patriots are starting to show “dynasty” was more luck than skill.

  41. Congrats KC, you got a hell of a player on and off the field. Not sure how long he’ll last, but congrats.

  42. The Coal Miners Son!!!! He is a man! Perfect compliment to the homerun hitting Jamaal Charles. A lil O line help help and KC could do some damage. Need a solid FA signing on the defensive side too.

  43. Mr. Clark Hunt deserves a great football team, he has put only the best in management and coaches who will be putting together an excellent team. We fans look foward to the draft and more signings of players like TJ.

  44. I’m glad to see the Chiefs are finally making some moves, but honestly, the only part of our game that worked last year was our running back. We need to be working on improving our O-Line, NT and Line-Backers, and then think about a safety or two.
    Running back was about priority 20, right ahead of a new kicker and punter.

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