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Former Bulldog Chris Jones Agrees to Four-year Extension

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Jones agreed to the extension just ahead of the July 15 deadline.

Super Bowl LIV - San Francisco 49ers v Kansas City Chiefs Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Former Mississippi State Bulldog Chris Jones has reportedly agreed to a four-year contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs.

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen was first to report that Jones and the Chiefs had reached an agreement.

Per Adam Schefter, the deal will be for four years and $85 million, with $60 million in guarantees. The Chiefs and Jones, who received the team’s franchise tag, had until Wednesday’s deadline to agree to a long-term contract.

Jones has been with the Chiefs since the team selected him in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft. He has 33 sacks, two interceptions and seven forced fumbles in 61 career games with the team.

Though he didn’t record a sack in Super Bowl LIV, he still played a big role in the Chiefs’ 31-20 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. In total, the Houston, Mississippi, native had nine sacks in 2019 despite missing three games with a groin injury.

His breakout season came in 2018 when the 6-foot-6, 310-pound defensive lineman was named second-team All-Pro after tallying 15 12 sacks.

Jones recorded 102 tackles and 8 12 sacks in his three years with the Maroon and White.