Chris Jones Reveals Surprising Update On His Return To Chiefs

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Kansas City Chiefs standout defensive tackle, Chris Jones, is standing firm on his stance to stay away from team activities until his contract sees an extension.

Recently, a fan attempted to provoke Jones on Twitter by questioning his return and playfully suggesting the challenges of living on a $20 million annual income. To this, Jones tersely replied, “Week 8.”

Now heading into his eighth season with the Chiefs, Jones, 29, began his professional journey with Kansas City in 2016 after a three-season stint with the Mississippi State Bulldogs during his college years. His NFL career has been remarkable, marking four Pro Bowl appearances and playing a crucial role in a Chiefs defense that has bagged two Super Bowl titles and three AFC Championships in recent times.

Jones is approaching the end of his four-year, $80 million deal signed in 2020, with $60 million guaranteed. Despite having a year left on his contract, he seems to be playing hardball, eyeing a more lucrative long-term agreement.

The cost of his holdout hasn’t been light. For every day of absence during team events, including the entire training camp, he’s been slapped with a $50,000 fine. Additionally, he has been a no-show for all preseason matches.

With the season opener against the Detroit Lions looming in just two weeks, Chiefs’ supporters are anxiously hoping for a resolution between Jones and the team’s management.