Chris Jones
26-Year-Old Defensive TackleDT
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Jones broke out in 2018 to the tune of 15.5 sacks, 40 tackles (35 solo) and an interception, which he returned for a touchdown. While he was unable to equal those number last year, it was partially due to the big man missing a trio of contests in the middle of the season due to a groin injury. Jones still managed to collect 36 tackles (23 solo) and 9.0 sacks over 13 games. He was given the franchise tag by the Chiefs' front office this offseason before signing a four-year extension with the team in July. The 2016 second-rounder enters 2020 as a top-tier IDP option along the defensive line. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $85 million contract with the Chiefs in July of 2020.
Lands $85 million extension
DTKansas City Chiefs
July 14, 2020
Jones' four-year extension with Kansas City is worth $85 million, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
Per the report, the star defensive tackle's new deal with the team includes $60 million in guarantees. Jones will thus remain a key cog in Kansas City's defensive corps for at least the next few years, with his agreement with the team coming on the heels of quarterback Patrick Mahomes' recent mega-extension.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Kansas City ChiefsChiefs 2019 DT Snap Distribution See more data like this
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Measurables Review
How do Chris Jones' measurables compare to other defensive tackles?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 6"
 
Weight
310 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
5.03 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.62 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.44 sec
 
Vertical Jump
24.5 in
 
Broad Jump
106 in
 
Bench Press
26 reps
 
Hand Length
10.75 in
 
Arm Length
34.50 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Jones' box scores feature the low-tackle, high-sack totals you'd expect of a 255-pound edge-rushing specialist rather than the 6-6, 310-pound mountain he is. But weird box score or not, Jones is clearly one of the league's top defenders after posting 15.5 sacks last year in his third season. The per-snap sack rate almost has to regress, but he could offset that a bit with more playing time, which he certainly earned after a modest 776 snaps in 2018. Jones can't be counted on for tackles, though, as last year's mark of 40 was in line with his per-snap rates from the prior two years.
Jones broke out in his second season with the Chiefs, amassing 6.5 sacks and 32 tackles (22 solo) while intercepting a pass and forcing four fumbles in 2017. A slightly slimmer version of Jones is expected to serve as the team's starting left end again in 2018.
Jones was selected 37th overall in 2016 and quickly earned his spot on the field. While he didn't start Week 1, the defensive lineman out of Mississippi State moved into the starting lineup following Allen Bailey's calf injury in Week 6 and started the final 11 games of the campaign. Jones turned the opportunity into 28 tackles (17 solo) and two sacks, and the offseason departures of Dontari Poe and Jaye Howard should clear a path to consistent snaps again in 2017.
The Chiefs top pick in the 2016 NFL Draft (second round, sixth overall), Jones may be destined for a substitution role this season due to the team’s depth on the defensive line. With Dontari Poe in the final year of his contract, Jones will likely be groomed to take over Poe’s spot at nose tackle in 2017.
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Inks extension
DTKansas City Chiefs
July 14, 2020
Jones has signed a contract extension with Kansas City, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
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Not close to new contract
DTKansas City Chiefs
May 29, 2020
Jones and the Chiefs haven't made much progress on a long-term contract, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
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Tagged before free agency
DTKansas City Chiefs
March 16, 2020
The Chiefs are giving Jones the franchise tag, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Wants to stay in Kansas City
DTKansas City Chiefs
February 3, 2020
Jones expressed that he wanted to stick with the Chiefs after the Super Bowl LIV win, Jelani Scott of NFL.com reports. "I want to be a Chief for life," Jones said. "I plan to stay here forever, man."
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Full speed ahead
DTKansas City Chiefs
January 29, 2020
Jones (calf) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.
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