Kansas City star Chris Jones threatens to sit out if the Chiefs don't offer him lucrative contract offer
Arguably the best defensive player on the reigning Super Bowl champions wants to get paid like he feels he deserves.
If you missed it, Kansas City used the franchise tag on star defensive lineman Chris Jones this season, which essentially locks him into a one-year deal if he signs the contract.
Jones was named Second-Team All-Pro in 2019 and made the Pro Bowl in 2019 after registering 136 tackles and 33 sacks during his time in the NFL.
Instead of signing his one-year franchise tender, Jones is seeking a deal that annually pays him north of $20 million. If he doesn’t get that? He claims he won’t play.
“Or I won’t play. Le’Veon Bell told me about this,” Jones said on Tuesday evening.
Here is the video Jones was responding to online.
From @NFLTotalAccess, answering the question of which guy deserves to get a contract extension, I went with #Chiefs DL Chris Jones, though with the team not making an offer at $20m per season or more, I don't think he bites before the deadline to do a deal. pic.twitter.com/tygcsLCXer
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) July 1, 2020