Chris Jones, Chiefs have had no recent negotiations

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A report Thursday indicated there is “not much traction” between the Chiefs and Chris Jones in contract talks. Of course, it’s hard to make progress when you haven’t talked.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media shed further light on the negotiations — or lack thereof — between the Chiefs and Jones’ representation: The sides have held no negotiations or discussions since the team used the franchise tag on Jones on March 16.

The Chiefs have stated their desire to get a long-term contract with the defensive lineman, and deadlines tend to drive deals. They have until July 15 to reach an agreement.

Jones has not signed the $16.1 million franchise tender.

Despite Chiefs coach Andy Reid stating during the team’s in-house schedule release that the team has had 100 percent participation in its virtual meetings, Jones has not participated and will not participate in the team’s offseason program, according to Rapoport.

Jones, 25, has 33 sacks and seven forced fumbles in four seasons in Kansas City. He made his first Pro Bowl in 2019.

8 responses to “Chris Jones, Chiefs have had no recent negotiations

  1. I want to keep him a Chief too but not at $100M/$20M per. D-Tackle isn’t a game-changing position.

  2. 25 years old and 16.1 million is dangling in front of him … he should call his Mom and get her take on this … one in the hand beats two in the bush.

  3. Give him 100 million he deserves it. Guys with that size & mobility that have the rarest form of long limbed power don’t come along every year. Chandler Jones is another example. There are more franchise QB’s floating around on the planet then these rarest of specimens.

  4. Jones will play 2020 for $16.1 million cap. Mahomes for $5 million cap. The other high end payees are set.
    There is still cap space available of $3.5 million.

    In 2021, the cap limit will go up $10 million. The dead cap will be gone creating another $10 million of cap space
    Watkins will be gone, creating another $16 million of cap space. That will provide plenty of cap space to add
    $20 million to Mahomes’ pay, and another $4 million to Jones’ pay.

  5. paying anything to keep Jones will just extend our cap issues. id say remove the tag and let this guy look to get paid somewhere else

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