Agents say new deal makes Chris Jones highest-paid defensive player in NFL history

The Chiefs, like every team, will undergo changes from 2023 to 2024. They will have their two most important players on each side of the ball.

Obviously, quarterback Patrick Mahomes isn't going anywhere. Chris Jones could have had a defensive performance.

On Saturday night, he agreed to terms on a five-year deal. For a source familiar with the situation, there are still minor points of agreement that need to be resolved.

A sufficient deal was made for Jones' agents to announce that he was the one Highest paid defensive tackle in NFL history.

That's notable because the league's best defensive tackles are on less than Aaron Donald's three-year, $95 million contract two years ago (that equates to $31.67 million per year). The closest anyone came was Rance defensive tackle Justin Madupueke, who agreed to terms Friday on a four-year deal worth $24.5 million annually.

The details of Jones' contract paint the full picture. How fully guaranteed is it at signing? That's the most important factor, when and to what extent an injury flips to a full guarantee before the team moves on.

$95 million is guaranteed over the first three years.fully” or “In practice,” depending on which medium you believe. This is consistent with the Donald deal. It could be a three-year deal, and a couple dummy years at the back end would pay the average beyond Donald's contract.

The real numbers will emerge eventually. Whatever they are, Jones won't budge. He could have gone anywhere. He remains the same. Jones has been the most important player on the team's defense thus far, helping the Chiefs continue to compete for more championships — beyond the three they've won in the past five seasons.

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