Cardinals want Chandler Jones back, but “devil’s in the details”

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Cardinals owner Michael Bidwell made a Friday appearance on Arizona Sports 98.7 and said quarterback Kyler Murray is “certainly” part of the team’s long-term plans, but that any contract extension would come later in the offseason because the team has more immediate issues to sort out.

Among those issues is the impending free agency of edge rusher Chandler Jones. Jones will hit the open market if the team doesn’t re-sign him or use a franchise tag to ensure his return, so his status was also a topic of conversation for Bidwill.

Bidwill said that General Manager Steve Keim will be working with Jones’ agents in order to see if they can work things out.

“We love Chandler and would love to have him back,” Bidwill said. “The devil’s in the details. Leave that up to Steve and Chandler’s representatives to work on, but we love Chandler and what he’s done in the past and hopefully in the future as well.”

Jones had 10.5 sacks and six forced fumbles last season. He’s compiled 71.5 sacks, 23 forced fumbles, and eight fumble recoveries in six seasons in Arizona.

5 responses to “Cardinals want Chandler Jones back, but “devil’s in the details”

  1. Why can’t the Patriots get players like that? Just because he was out walking outside at midnight wandering aimlessly was no reason to release him

  2. Thank God BB dealt him and drafted future HOFer, Joe Thuney, and then BB walked from 17 mil per year Joe Thuney and drafted 6th rd pick or signed Ted Karras last year, who was great.

    The move allowed for a 2nd dynasty to be formed. Trey Flowers helped with it, and then BB walked from him, too. Genius.

    With JC Jackson looking for bloated money, he’ll walk from him as well, continuing to buy low and develop on rookie deals.

    Watch and learn kids.

    Chandler Jones and his inability to play run D hasn’t sniffed a ring since his only ring in 2014.

    I hope he enjoyed his career.

  3. He had 5 of those 10.5 sacks in the first game against TENN. Keim needs to let him walk. Traded a bust in Jonathan Cooper and a second round pick (ended up being Vonn Bell, who they traded on draft day to select Joe Thuney and Malcolm Mitchell) for him and they got HoF-worthy years out of him. I’d say Keim made a helluva trade, but he can ruin some of that if he overpays on this contract. Need to pay players for expected production, not for past production.

  4. Since when did your supposed franchise QB take a back seat to a lineman? How much smoke do you need before you realize there’s a fire? The Murray situation isn’t “just fine”.

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