Chris Jones re-signs with Chiefs; becomes highest-paid defensive tackle in NFL history

The long contractual standoff between the Kansas City Chiefs and defensive lineman Chris Jones is over. On Saturday night, Jones’ agents, Katz Brothers Sports, announced on social media that the deal had been done.

Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Jones will receive $95 million guaranteed with the new five-year deal, which makes him the NFL’s highest-paid defensive tackle ever.

Jones, who was selected by the Chiefs in the second round of the 2016 draft out of Mississippi State, had among his best seasons in 2023, with 15 sacks, 23 quarterback hits, and 53 quarterback hurries, including two quarterback hits and four quarterback hurries in Kansas City’s win over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII.

The Chiefs are attempting to become the first team to win three straight Super Bowls, and getting Jones re-signed before free agency begins next week is a crucial step in that process.

Story originally appeared on Touchdown Wire