Chris Jones hopes to stay in K.C. for rest of career

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The Chiefs are interested in extending defensive lineman Chris Jones’ contract and Jones is on the same page as the team.

Jones is heading into the final year of his rookie deal and General Manager Brett Veach said last week that conversations about extending his stay have already gotten underway. Jones was at a Special Olympics event in Kansas City on Friday and said that he’d like to be in town for the remainder of his playing days.

“I’ve made myself at home, the fans have bought into me, the community has accepted me for who I am and I appreciate that,” Jones said, via the Kansas City Star. “I want to spend the rest of my career here, if that’s possible.”

The 2016 second-round pick hasn’t missed a game since entering the NFL and set a career high with 15.5 sacks last year. He also set an NFL record with sacks in 11 straight games, forced two fumbles and returned an interception for a touchdown during a season that cemented him as a key piece for the Chiefs defense.

17 responses to “Chris Jones hopes to stay in K.C. for rest of career

  1. Sounds like someone you want to build your team around. Helping at Special Olympics is a selfless act and is an endearing quality in my eyes. You don’t want to see guys like Hourson and Berry go but you can’t pay them on past performance and to not play large stretches of the season.

  2. “Not quite trey flowers, but a good player”

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    How this reconciles with your previous statement, I have no clue. I am certainly NOT a KC fan, but Chris Jones is and has been a reliable and distruptive option on their line. I would wager in my estimation that he’s their best defensive player and has been for the last year. Dee Ford is talented, Houston was still valuable but past his prime, and Berry was injured. Breeland Speaks is another promising young player, but Chris Jones has excelled into one of the best individual defenders in the league who can play both the run and the pass. 15.5 sacks as a 3-4 lineman? That’s impressive. As I said earlier, Houston and Ford are valuable pass rushers, but Houston is not the player he once was-and yet still managed 9 sacks while Ford managed 13. Again, they’re both good pass rushers, but their totals are partially due to Jones’ disruption.

  3. ak185 says:
    March 31, 2019 at 5:34 pm
    “How this reconciles with your previous statement, I have no clue.”
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    Neither does he. He’s just trying to be a bigger Chiefs troll than joetoronto. Or maybe he is joetoronto.

  4. How this reconciles with your previous statement, I have no clue.

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    I have no idea what you’re talking about and I don’t think you do either. lol

    1. I liked Jones as a 3-4 DE prospect when drafted.
    2. Jones is not a better DL than Trey Flowers, the latter a dominant player taking on doubles, all across the front, and more verstatile with great impact in postseasons with 2 rings.

    End of story.

  5. jbaxt says:
    March 31, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    Dee Ford owes him about 80% of his contract.

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    Dee Ford is one of the dumbest players to ever step onto a football field and was about to be cut last year by KC.

    How this guy got back into the good graces after his gaffe in the postseason is beyond me.

    BB would have cut him the very next day. Absolutely inexcusable stupidity. I’d rather have Jones on my team than Dee Ford and it ain’t close.

  6. Dee Ford is one of the dumbest players to ever step onto a football field and was about to be cut last year by KC.

    How this guy got back into the good graces after his gaffe in the postseason is beyond me.

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    Pretty sure as a Chiefs fan he wasn’t about to be cut last season at anytime, but as far as being one of the dumbest players to ever step on the field … yes … pretty damn dumb to line up offside, no excuse for that in that situation, especially after you’ve been doing lining up for how many weeks previously?

    Also pretty sure there was no good grace after the season … he got traded away didn’t he? Think that was about not fitting into the new system, but still … he got traded, and not sure he could come back to KC Kingdom because he will forever be remembered for that.

  7. Chris Jones had the best 40 in combine history. The Fosbury Flop was key to his personal flair. Unforgettable.

  8. As a fan of the NFL, I hope you can call one team your home. Unfortunately, salaries and cap restraints don’t allow for that anymore. Your performance will probably price you out of KC. Time and time again, once you are recognized as an upper tier talent you price tag goes way up. The team that drafted and developed you does want you but is forced to reconcile to a less expensive alternative. Players that do desire to remain with one team are needing to be flexible with their salaries, willing to accept less. As a youth, it was so cool to be able to name all your favorite team’s players, year in year out.

  9. If he compromises on the money and feels he is still getting enough he can stay with KC as long as he wants. If wants to maximize every last dollar every single season he plays he’ll be with another team sooner or later.

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