Chris Jones, Chiefs reach agreement on new contract

After a protracted standoff, the Kansas City Chiefs will at long last be getting their greatest defensive player back on the field.

According to a statement released by the defensive tackle's management on Monday, Chris Jones and the Chiefs have agreed to terms on a new one-year deal, which will take effect immediately.

Jones's prior contract still had one year left on it when he signed it. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN,

there were no more years added to the deal, but the player, who is now 29 years old, will now have the option to earn extra money by hitting incentives.

In 2020, Jones agreed to terms with the Chiefs on a contract for a total of $80 million over four years.

He finished the previous season with 15.5 sacks and was selected to the All-Pro team. 

The player who was once selected in the second round has been selected for the Pro Bowl in each of the last four seasons.

The Chiefs could have used Jones in their 21-20 loss to the Lions last week. They were without him and standout tight end Travis Kelce, who has a knee ailment. 

If Jones can rapidly catch up, Kansas City should have him back for a difficult Week 2 game against the Jaguars.

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