Chris Jones Contract


Chris Jones Contract
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Christopher Deshun Jones, popularly known as Chris Jones, is an American football defensive tackle for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Mississippi State University and was drafted by the Chiefs in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft.


Since then, he’s established himself as one of the premier defensive tackles in the game, earning his way to 5 straight Pro Bowls from 2019-2023, while also earning First-Team All-Pro honors in 2022 and 2023. He is also a three-time Super Bowl champion as a member of the Chiefs.


Jones and the Chiefs finalized a new contract in March 2024 which will see the dominant defensive tackle stay in Kansas City for another five years. With the Chiefs going for a 3-peat in the 2024 season, Jones' intention is to continue in Kansas City provided his new contract was close to meeting his expectations and the deal was sealed before free agency started.


Chris Jones Contract Breakdown

Chris Jones' new contract which he signed with the Kansas City Chiefs is a five-year deal worth a whopping $158,750,000 which is the highest contract given to any defensive tackle in the history of the NFL as of March 2024. This deal comes with a signing bonus of $30 million and a guarantee of $95 million. For the 2024-25 NFL season, the Chiefs fan favorite will earn $1.25 million as base salary while carrying a cap hit of $7,350,000 and a dead cap value of $60,000,000.


YearBase SalarySigning BonusCap HitDead Cap
2024$1,250,000$6,000,000$7,350,000$60,000,000
2025$13,750,000$6,000,000$34,850,000$52,750,000
2026$19,000,000$6,000,000$41,100,000$18,000,000
2027$28,250,000$6,000,000$34,350,000$12,000,000
2028$35,000,000$6,000,000$41,100,000$6,000,000


How much is Chris Jones getting paid?

Chris Jones signed a five-year deal with the Chiefs which will see him earn a hefty $158,750,000. As per the new contract, Jones will be earning a signing bonus of $30 million, while his 2024-25 base salary will be $1,250,000. His average annual salary over five years comes to $31.75 million.


How much does Chris Jones make in a minute?

With his new five-year deal, Chris Jones is set to earn roughly $60 per minute. This is a huge step up from his previous contract where he was making approximately $37 per minute. These numbers are based on the number of minutes in a year and not according to his actual time contributing to the team since that has many factors such as regular season games, postseason games, practice and training, etc.


What are the terms of Chris Jones’ Contract?

Chris Jones signed a five-year, $158,750,000 million contract with the Chiefs in March 2024. Jones' current contract along with the following terms:

  • $60M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2024 salary + 2025 compensation)
  • $35M of 2026 compensation is fully guaranteed on the 3rd league day of 2025 (injury guaranteed at signing)
  • $3M of 2027 salary will be fully guaranteed on the 3rd league day of 2027
  • $3M of 2028 salary will be fully guaranteed on the 3rd league day of 2028
  • 2025 Roster Bonus: $15M (guaranteed, will be paid on the 3rd league day of 2025)
  • 2026 Roster Bonus: $16M (fully guaranteed on the 3rd league day of 2025, injury guaranteed at signing)


How much of Chris Jones's contract is guaranteed?

The 2024 five-year deal of Chris Jones has a $95 million guarantee.


Chris Jones Contract History

Chris Jones signed an entry-level 4-year, $6,231,229 contract with the Chiefs after being drafted by them in 2016. He signed a one-year contract worth $16,126,000 in 2020 but then converted it into another 4-year $80 million contract.


Jones then signed a one-year deal in 2023 worth $19.5 million even though he was looking for a longer deal. This contract included a $18,416,667 guarantee and his average annual salary was $19,500,000.





FAQs

Q. How long is Chris Jones contract with the Chiefs?

A. Chris Jones has signed a five-year deal in 2024 with the Chiefs which will see him play for the franchise till 2029. 

Q. What is Chris Jones Salary

A. Chris Jones' latest contract from 2024 will see him earn an average annual salary of $31.75 million.

Q. When was Chris Jones drafted?

A. Chris Jones was drafted in the second round of the 2016 NFL draft by the Kansas City Chiefs.

Q. Where is Chris Jones from?

A. Chris Jones was born in the city of Houston, Mississippi.

Q. How many sacks does Chris Jones have?

A. Chris Jones has 75.5 career sacks from eight seasons in the NFL.