KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KSNT) – Last week, the Kansas City Chiefs signed another big contract to keep defensive tackle Chris Jones in Kansas City for four more seasons. In Monday’s press conference, Reid and Jones both expressed their excitement for the new deal.
“This is so well deserved. He’s done everything that he’s needed to do to become a top defensive tackle in the National Football League,” Reid said.
“I’m just so excited to spend the long haul of the back-end of my career with the Kansas City Chiefs,” said Jones.
The $21.25 million extension will make Jones the second highest paid interior pass rusher in the league, behind only Ram’s Aaron Donald.
“I’m proud of the commitment that he has given to the organization, and how he has handled himself, again- in the weight room, in the classroom, on the field, and then in the community has been tremendous,” Reid said.
“All parties were committed to keeping Chris Jones in a Kansas City Chiefs uniform for a long time,” said Chiefs GM Brett Veach.