Just 8 days ago the Kansas City Chiefs inked reigning Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes to the largest contract in the history of American Sports, and now they have made Chris Jones the fourth highest paid interior defensive lineman in football.
Adam Schefter reports that Jones’ extension is for 4 years/$80 million with $60 million guaranteed for injury and $37 million due at signing. There are also $5 million in incentives that could bring the deal to a total of $85 million.
Kansas City originally placed the franchise tag on Chris Jones for a total of $16 million, but his 2020 salary will now likely shoot up to $20 million unless his deal is front or backloaded.
Mahomes’ record setting contract will not come into effect until 2022, but by that point, the Chiefs will have roughly $109 million invested into five players. That certainly seems like salary cap hell, so unless Kansas City restructures some contracts in the next couple of years, the wheels may start to come off the Chiefs’ wagon.