Chris Jones Ends Holdout, Agrees to Contract With Chiefs

Chris Jones Ends Holdout Agrees to Contract With Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Monday that defensive tackle Chris Jones has agreed to a new one-year deal.

“Chris is an elite player in this league, and over the last seven years, he’s really developed into a leader on our team,” GM Brett Veach said. “He’s been critical to our success and Super Bowl runs, and keeping him in a Chiefs uniform was a top priority for us.”



I’d want to thank Chris and his legal counsel, Michael and Jason Katz, for their determination and patience in getting this done. Two things were clear during this process: Chris wanted to be a Chief, and the Katz brothers campaigned tirelessly on his behalf.”



Jones (6-6, 310) has appeared in 107 games (86 starts) with the Kansas City Chiefs in seven NFL seasons. He has 243 tackles (168 solo), 65.0 sacks (-457 yards), 65 tackles for loss, and 146 pressures in his career. Jones has two interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown, 33 passes defensed, 12 forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries to his credit.



He has 2.0 career postseason sacks, both of which came against the Cincinnati Bengals in last year’s AFC Championship game.

Jones captained the Chiefs during the 2022 postseason, including Super Bowl LVII. The 101 committee voted him AFC Defensive Player of the Year last season. The four-time Pro Bowler and four-time AP All-Pro was initially picked in the second round by the Kansas City Chiefs.



The four-time Pro Bowler and four-time AP All-Pro was selected in the second round (37th overall) in the 2016 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. Jones, a native of Houston, Mississippi, attended Mississippi State University.