Steve Keim on Chandler Jones: We’re not in business of moving on from good players

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Cardinals edge rusher Chandler Jones confirmed earlier this week he asked for a trade this offseason after not getting an extension. He told reporters to ask General Manager Steve Keim for details.

So Keim was asked about it Friday during his appearance on 98.7 Arizona Sports Station.

“Any conversations with our players and specific agents remain confidential,” Keim told Burns and Gambo, via Darren Urban of the team website.

Jones is making $15.5 million in the final year of his current contract. That ranks 13th in cash spent at his position this season, according to overthecap.com.

Jones gave Keim’s coat pocket a friendly pat Sunday after the three-time Pro Bowler made five sacks and forced two fumbles. The gesture prompted Keim to say Jones was “rubbing the wrong pockets.”

“We’re not in the business of moving on and getting rid of good football players,” Keim said. “That’s a pretty easy answer.”

Keim, though, wouldn’t reveal where Jones’ desire for a contract extension stands.

“You always want to get good players under contract,” Keim said. “But there are always a million different moving parts. I have to continue to look at the roster moving forward, generally from a three-year standpoint.”

The Steelers last week signed T.J. Watt to a four-year, $112 million extension to remain in Pittsburgh through at least 2025, so Jones surely is looking for a similar deal.

Jones, 31, tore a biceps in Week 5 of last year, which ended his season after only one sack. He led the league with 17 sacks in 2017, part of a five-year run of double-digit sacks from 2015-19. He had 19 sacks and led the league with eight forced fumbles in 2019.

13 responses to “Steve Keim on Chandler Jones: We’re not in business of moving on from good players

  1. Well, maybe you should be. BB has 2 more rings and Joe Thuney has 2 as well since Synthetic Jones left town to drain the Cards cap position.

    Keim doesn’t get it.

  2. Keim is playing this correctly. I am actually starting to develop a newly found respect for him — and not just because of this.

  3. The Cardinals can always franchises, but my sense is both side do not want to go down that path… Keim & Bidwill have demonstrated character, integrity, and loyalty to those deserved to be Honored and Recognized. (Hence; look at Budda). Let CJ have a career year, blow away the records, and everything will work out fine.

  4. touchback6 says:
    September 17, 2021 at 7:27 pm
    Well, maybe you should be. BB has 2 more rings and Joe Thuney has 2 as well since Synthetic Jones left town to drain the Cards cap position.

    Keim doesn’t get it.
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    Well to be fair TB6 everyone according to you expect Belichick doesn’t get it and is a idiot

  5. Another impactful player jettisoned by Belichick. Bill can’t draft wide receivers or running backs and he doesn’t see talented defensive players on his own team

  6. Never should have given big money to Watt who i love but hes done. Pay the man! Hes a true beast.5 sacks and 2 fumbles in a game? Beast Mode for sure!

  7. didnthearwhat says:
    September 17, 2021 at 7:51 pm
    Another impactful player jettisoned by Belichick. Bill can’t draft wide receivers or running backs and he doesn’t see talented defensive players on his own team

    3 2 Rate This

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    Trey Flowers, Hightower and Thuney say hi. My goodness people lack IQ in this world.

  8. I hope this comment provides extra motivation for Patrick Peterson in his return to the desert this Sunday. The Vikes are going to need vintage P2 if they have any hope.

  9. I hope this comment provides extra motivation for Patrick Peterson in his return to the desert this Sunday. The Vikes are going to need vintage P2 if they have any hope.
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    Peterson is WAY passed it. He got burned so many times last year without PED’s. He made classless comments against Keim, he will get what he deserves when Murray torches the weak-link of the Vikes secondary, we took great care of Peterson by keeping him on all of these years as the highest paid CB. He has no room to talk trash to Keim.

  10. justanotherfbfan says:
    September 17, 2021 at 7:50 pm
    touchback6 says:
    September 17, 2021 at 7:27 pm
    Well, maybe you should be. BB has 2 more rings and Joe Thuney has 2 as well since Synthetic Jones left town to drain the Cards cap position.

    Keim doesn’t get it.
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    Well to be fair TB6 everyone according to you expect Belichick doesn’t get it and is a idiot

    15 2 Rate This

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    Not everyone, but there are a lot of moron owners, GMs and coaches in the NFL.

    Mac Jones, for example just dropped to 15.

  11. The trade of Jones from the Pats to the Cards was one that benefited everyone. The Pays couldn’t afford all the stars who’s contracts were coming up. The choice of Hightower and Flowers over Jones helped the Pats to two more SBs along with the draft picks. The Cards got an instant upgrade to their D. Jones got more money than the Pats could pay. No one got fleeced. It was good decision making on all parties.

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