Report: Chandler Jones requested a trade

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Chandler Jones wasn’t with the Cardinals at their minicamp in June and the edge rusher reportedly wants a permanent separation from the team.

Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports that Jones requested a trade this offseason. The Cardinals obviously have not granted that request and Fowler adds that they expect Jones to be at training camp this week.

Jones is set to make $15.5 million in the final year of his current contract. His dissatisfaction with his contract status is given as the reason why he asked for a deal away from Arizona.

Jones was limited to five games last season by a biceps injury. He has recorded 61 sacks in 69 games with the Cardinals and the hope in the desert is that he will add to that total while playing alongside J.J. Watt this season. Jones may have different ideas, but that plan remains in place with camp set to open.

43 responses to “Report: Chandler Jones requested a trade

  1. Chandler didn’t exactly produce to the $15.5 million level last year. No team is going to give significant compensation to the Cardinals and turn around and give Chandler a contract exceeding the $15.5 million. We’ll see if he shows up to camp.

  2. Don’t get me wrong he’s a great dude but J.J. Wattt’s contract is equal to Jones’ and he’s played less than 8 games in 3 of the last 5 seasons.

  3. 7th, 9th, 1st, 9th, 2nd – those are how he finished the 2015 through 2019 seasons in individual sack stats. Last season he was obviously hurt…he’s 31 years old, he has a couple years left in him. He’s a weird dude but he can play defense.

  4. I don’t feel bad for a guy making $15.5M. Especially since he didn’t play much of last year.

  5. Yes he’s under contract but he’s not trying to change the amount they owe him he just wants a contract extension. I.e more years. It’s not like he’s not honoring his current contract. And if ARZ doesn’t wanna give it to him, then yea I’d request a trade too to a team that actually wants me past this year. Don’t understand why everyone makes him seem like a bad guy for wanting an extension. That’s literally how the NFL works

  6. Love the people saying he’s asking for too much money when the team just signed Watt who has barely played the last few years for way more than he’s worth at this stage of his career. Until he missed most of last year, he’s been an elite pass rusher in the league, and this is his last chance to get paid before his career is over.

  7. Well his brother Jon is probably the most unstable and erratic “champion,” if you can consider someone with multiple failed PED drug tests a champion still somehow, it runs in the Family.

    Cue staged video of him somehow saving the day from a robbery or something just like his brother somehow always comes up with.

  8. Did he give back any of that $15.5 million when he missed 11 games last year? Why on earth would he think he has leverage to demand anything right now?

  9. ravensarejusbetter says:
    July 25, 2021 at 3:58 pm
    Don’t understand why everyone makes him seem like a bad guy for wanting an extension. That’s literally how the NFL works

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    Because he missed 11 of 16 games last season?

  10. If they cut him I guarantee he’ll make less with a new team than he is on now.

  11. The Pats parted ways with dude because of this type of s***. Seemed to be primed to have a monster year bookending Watt. Shame he doesn’t see it that way. As a Niner Fan though, I’m glad to see him leave if thats the end result. He can go get loaded with his brother.

  12. If he’s lucky, he might get a 2 yr deal for JJ Watt money. Possibly from the Texans. Ironic.

  13. arealisticpackerfan says:
    July 25, 2021 at 4:48 pm
    Did he give back any of that $15.5 million when he missed 11 games last year? Why on earth would he think he has leverage to demand anything right now?

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    Why on earth would he pay back contractually obligated money? If your employer offers sick days and you take one, do you go back and say “gee I don’t think I earned that money, take it all back”. I get it, these guys make more money in a year than most of will make in a lifetime, but his contract dictates that he earned the money on IR or not. Demanding a trade or release because a team hasn’t renewed your contract on it’s last year creates leverage to get a new contract or an extension. Guy has been top ten in his career at his age he has probably 2 maybe 3 really good years left and 2 better than average years left. And that it’s more than likely it for his career. You would want to strike while the iron was hot in his shoes too.

  14. Why on earth would he pay back contractually obligated money?…

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    Why on earth would he demand a trade when he’s contractually obligated to play for $15.5 million? The point is, he’s in no position to demand anything. He’s lucky he wasn’t asked to take a pay cut after missing 11 of 16 games.

  15. Ex Patriot players are always looking for more more money than they’re worth because NE always pays them less than they’re worth. Makes sense to me.

  16. He’s coming off an injury and wasn’t putting up typical numbers before the injury. He will get an extension if he plays up to the level he’s capable of for half a season. If he doesn’t, he won’t. Simple as that, and he knows it, and it frankly worries me that he’s using this to try and get an extension ASAP. Maybe he knows something about himself the team doesn’t know?

  17. ravensarejusbetter says:
    July 25, 2021 at 3:58 pm
    Yes he’s under contract but he’s not trying to change the amount they owe him he just wants a contract extension. I.e more years. It’s not like he’s not honoring his current contract. And if ARZ doesn’t wanna give it to him, then yea I’d request a trade too to a team that actually wants me past this year. Don’t understand why everyone makes him seem like a bad guy for wanting an extension. That’s literally how the NFL works
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    “It’s not like he’s not honoring his current contract.” I guess missing mandatory minicamp is in his contract?

  18. Why not just play for $15.5 million and then hit the open market as a free agent? If he’s worth anything on the open market, that’s not a hardship. It seems like he doesn’t want to bet on himself this year.

  19. I’d trade him in a minute. The Cards have a good shot at winning big this year, and if someone is sitting around crying, take off without him. I’d want a good player and a 1st and 2nd rounder.

  20. Teams who dabble to much in free agency risk this very problem. Jj makes just as much chandler, but hasn’t produced nearly as much as chandler in the past 3 or 4 years. They shouldve took care of their own 1st then see what they could do in free agency.

  21. Gotta love a baby getting hurt & then whining for money. Def a generation thing. Bought some hipster tacos the other day, they messed up & then got all mad I called them out. Bottom line, fix your crap before whining and complaining-$15M for playing less than half a year is equivalent to fulfilling half your obligation to the customer and then whining about it

  22. contract
    [contract]
    NOUN
    a written or spoken agreement, especially one concerning employment, sales, or tenancy, that is intended to be enforceable by law.
    “both parties must sign employment contracts” · “a network of doctors and hospitals under contract to provide services”
    synonyms:
    agreement · commitment · arrangement · settlement · undertaking

  23. Well Danielle hunter wanted a huge raise when he never played a down… not one… somehow he and the Vikings compromised, and both sides are happy.

  24. Of course he wants a trade. Who wants to stay late after practice every day (with just the cameras) to flip giant tires to prove how tough they are?

  25. Very, very few are excellent pass rushers for more than a few years. Looks from here as though Chandler is compensated fairly. But if you don’t ask…

  26. tbisgod says:
    July 25, 2021 at 5:36 pm
    Ex Patriot players are always looking for more more money than they’re worth because NE always pays them less than they’re worth. Makes sense to me.

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    This actually suggests that NE’s pay scale is pretty accurate.

  27. NFL contracts should be guaranteed and players should play out their contract without bitching, holding out, or requesting a trade.

  28. tbisgod says:
    July 25, 2021 at 5:36 pm
    Ex Patriot players are always looking for more more money than they’re worth because NE always pays them less than they’re worth. Makes sense to me.

    23 47 Rate This

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    Laughable. NE doesn’t overpay on the market. There is a difference. There is also a reason why these kinds of teams never win anything.

  29. Chandler is well within his rights to at least try to negotiate and push for a trade, just as the club is free to trade him or cut him or ask him to modify his deal. Fascinating negotiation for 31 year old elite pass rusher who has already earned over $80 million gross. He has the leverage where he could quit any time and live like a king for the rest of his life.

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