Reports: DT Chris Jones agrees to 5-year, $95 million deal with Chiefs


Defensive tackle Chris Jones agreed to a five-year, $95 million deal with the Kansas City Chiefs, ESPN and NFL Network reported Saturday night.

All the money in the first three years of the deal — $95 million — is guaranteed, per the reports. Once pen goes to paper, Jones will have the highest average annual salary for a defensive tackle in NFL history.

Los Angeles Rams star Aaron Donald held the previous record at $31.6 million per year.

Kansas City was able to lock Jones up just before he hit free agency. He is now set to become an unrestricted free agent in 2029.

After the reports of the deal surfaced, Jones took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to share his excitement.

“Letssss gooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!” Jones said in a post, which was followed by another that said, “KC….5 more years of greatness! 3x”

Jones, 29, is a five-time Pro Bowl selection and a three-time Super Bowl champion. He appeared in 16 games (all starts) last season, recording 10.5 sacks, 30 tackles and 29 quarterback hits.

In 123 career games (102 starts) across eight seasons with the Chiefs, Jones has amassed 75.5 sacks, 273 tackles, 175 quarterback hits, 12 forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and one pick-6.