Chiefs DT Chris Jones on his impending contract: 'I ain’t going nowhere, baby!'

Chris Jones wants to be with the Kansas City Chiefs for the long haul.

The Chiefs defensive tackle is a free agent this March, after playing on a one-year deal this season. General manager Brett Veach made it clear last week that Jones and defensive back L'Jarius Sneed are the top two priorities for him as soon as the team reached the offseason.

So when it was Jones' turn to speak during the team's Super Bowl LVIII parade, he reassured the thousands of fans in attendance that he doesn't plan to go anywhere.

“For those who want Chris Jones gone, I ain’t going nowhere, baby!" Jones shouted. "I will be here next year, the year after and the year after.”

Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones celebrates a sack against the Miami Dolphins during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024 in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)
Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones told fans that he's not going anywhere after playing on the final year of his deal. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)

By that count, Jones has committed himself to at least a three-year deal with Kansas City. Kidding of course, but Jones did say that not only will he be back, but the Chiefs are going to three-peat.

To help aid in that endeavor, Kansas City announced that it had already re-signed defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo to an extension Wednesday.

Oh, what winning a Super Bowl will do. Jones missed training camp and the season opener due to a contract dispute. The team effectively showed contrition by signing Jones to a one-year deal stacked with bonuses to help smooth things over.

Veach acknowledged that the team wanted to show Jones how much he was appreciated and the veteran cashed in; during the regular-season finale, he collected his 10th sack of the season for a $1.25 million bonus.

"It was important for us to mend the fences with Chris, because we love him and he's an iconic player here — not just here, but I mean of all time," Veach said. "That was important for us, and we'll continue to work hard and see if we can get something done, but it will be a priority for us."

What should've been a celebratory day later turned into a nightmare as an active-shooter situation broke out during the parade, and 10 people reportedly have been injured.