Chris Jones posts cryptic message on IG ahead of final year with Chiefs

Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones choose the way of Aaron Rodgers, Stefon Diggs, and Lamar Jackson by sharing a cryptic message to ignite social media regarding his trade rumor.

For the first time ever, Jones was selected to the first team of All-Pros, and he also came in third in the NFL’s voting for Defensive Player of the Year with 65.0 sacks, 243 tackles, 146 quarterback hits, and 12 forced fumbles. 

Chris Jones heads into the final year of his Chief’s contract

The DLs’ current contract, which has a four-year term worth $80M with $60M guaranteed and was signed in July 2020, is up next year. With 15.5 sacks, 44 tackles, and 29 hits on quarterbacks, he was the league’s most effective interior pass rusher last season.

Chiefs' Chris Jones ranked as NFL's No. 4 interior defensive lineman

In his seven seasons with the Chiefs since joining them, the 28-year-old has bagged numerous honors with the Chiefs, including his third consecutive Pro Bowl nomination in 2021, selection to his second consecutive Pro Bowl, and second consecutive PFWA All-AFC team, along with his second consecutive AP All-Pro second team after the 2020 season.

IG post reads “Clocks’ ticking” hinting extension demand

Jones is reportedly working on an extension before becoming a free agent in order to accomplish his last major offseason goal and to at least become the second-highest-paid player at his position.

Tennessee Titans star Jeffery Simmons’s average salary of $23.5 M, and Los Angeles Rams star Aaron Donald’s average salary of $31.7 M, are the top two defensive tackles record in the league now, and Chris likely wants to be mentioned in the second position because he feels his worth is greater than $24 M.

The Chiefs defensive lineman recently posted a quick, 11-second highlight clip with the caption “Clock’s ticking” on Instagram in the midst of these circumstances, leaving the NFL world puzzled about his next move.

The Chief’s star player is widely believed to be on the verge of overtaking Donald as the best interior defender in the NFL, so claiming for being the second highest-paid player at his position is worthy for him.


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