Chris Jones

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Chiefs, DT Age: 29-297d Exp: 7 Years
Drafted: Round 2 (#37 overall), 2016 College: Mississippi State Agent(s): Jason Katz (Katz Brothers Sports)

 
  • Current Contract

    Chris Jones signed a 5 year, $158,750,000 contract with the Kansas City Chiefs, including a $30,000,000 signing bonus, $95,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $31,750,000. In 2024, Jones will earn a base salary of $1,250,000, a signing bonus of $30,000,000 and a workout bonus of $100,000, while carrying a cap hit of $7,350,000 and a dead cap value of $60,000,000.
    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $158,750,000
    Signing Bonus $30,000,000
    Average Salary $31,750,000
    Total Guarantees $95,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $60,000,000
    Free Agent: 2029 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Workout Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash Cash AAV
    2024 Contract details by year 30 $1,250,000 $6,000,000 - $100,000 $7,350,000 $60,000,000 $31,350,000($31,350,000) $31,350,000
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $60,000,000 2024 Cap Savings: $-52,650,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $30,000,000 2024 Cap Savings: $-22,650,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $36,000,000 2025 Dead Cap: $24,000,000 2024 Cap Savings: $-28,650,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2025 Dead Cap: $24,000,000 2024 Cap Savings: $1,350,000
    2025 Contract details by year 31 $13,750,000 $6,000,000 $15,000,000 $100,000 $34,850,000 $52,750,000 $28,850,000($60,200,000) $30,100,000
    Pre-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $52,750,000 2025 Cap Savings: $-17,900,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $24,000,000 2025 Cap Savings: $10,850,000 Post-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $34,750,000 2026 Dead Cap: $18,000,000 2025 Cap Savings: $100,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2026 Dead Cap: $18,000,000 2025 Cap Savings: $28,850,000
    2026 Contract details by year 32 $19,000,000 $6,000,000 $16,000,000 $100,000 $41,100,000 $18,000,000 $35,100,000($95,300,000) $31,766,667
    Pre-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $18,000,000 2026 Cap Savings: $23,100,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $18,000,000 2026 Cap Savings: $23,100,000 Post-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2027 Dead Cap: $12,000,000 2026 Cap Savings: $35,100,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2027 Dead Cap: $12,000,000 2026 Cap Savings: $35,100,000

    Potential Out: 2027, 3 yr, $95,300,000; $12,000,000 dead cap

    2027 Contract details by year 33 $28,250,000 $6,000,000 - $100,000 $34,350,000 $12,000,000 $28,350,000($123,650,000) $30,912,500
    Pre-6/1 Release 2027 Dead Cap: $12,000,000 2027 Cap Savings: $22,350,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2027 Dead Cap: $12,000,000 2027 Cap Savings: $22,350,000 Post-6/1 Release 2027 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2028 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2027 Cap Savings: $28,350,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2027 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2028 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2027 Cap Savings: $28,350,000
    2028 Contract details by year 34 $35,000,000 $6,000,000 - $100,000 $41,100,000 $6,000,000 $35,100,000($158,750,000) $31,750,000
    Pre-6/1 Release 2028 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2028 Cap Savings: $35,100,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2028 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2028 Cap Savings: $35,100,000 Post-6/1 Release 2028 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2029 Dead Cap: $0 2028 Cap Savings: $35,100,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2028 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2029 Dead Cap: $0 2028 Cap Savings: $35,100,000
    2029 Free Agent Year 35 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $60M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2024 salary + 2025 compensation)
    • $35M of 2026 compensation fully guarantees the 3rd league day of 2025 (injury guaranteed at signing)
    • $3M of 2027 salary fully guarantees the 3rd league day of 2027
    • $3M of 2028 salary fully guarantees the 3rd league day of 2028
    • 2025 Roster Bonus: $15M (guaranteed, paid the 3rd league day of 2025)
    • 2026 Roster Bonus: $16M (fully guarantees 3rd league day of 2025, injury guaranteed at signing)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Current Dead Contracts

    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Dead Cap Hit Yearly Cash
    2024 Player contract details by year - $3,400,080 - $3,400,080 $4,250,100($4,250,100)

    Previous Contracts

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    2023-2023

    Chris Jones signed a 1 year, $19,500,000 contract with the Kansas City Chiefs, including $18,416,667 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $19,500,000. In 2024, Jones will earn a base salary of $1,250,000, a signing bonus of $30,000,000 and a workout bonus of $100,000, while carrying a cap hit of $7,350,000 and a dead cap value of $60,000,000.
    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $19,500,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $19,500,000
    Total Guarantees $18,416,667
    Guaranteed at Signing $18,416,667
    Free Agent: 2024 / UFA

    2020-2023

    Chris Jones signed a 4 year, $80,000,000 contract with the Kansas City Chiefs, including $60,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $20,000,000. In 2024, Jones will earn a base salary of $1,250,000, a signing bonus of $30,000,000 and a workout bonus of $100,000, while carrying a cap hit of $7,350,000 and a dead cap value of $60,000,000.
    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $80,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $20,000,000
    Total Guarantees $60,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $37,626,000
    Free Agent: 2024 / UFA

    2020-2020

    Chris Jones signed a 1 year, $16,126,000 contract with the Kansas City Chiefs, including an average annual salary of $16,126,000. In 2024, Jones will earn a base salary of $1,250,000, a signing bonus of $30,000,000 and a workout bonus of $100,000, while carrying a cap hit of $7,350,000 and a dead cap value of $60,000,000.
    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $16,126,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $16,126,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA

    2016-2019Entry Level

    Chris Jones signed a 4 year, $6,231,229 contract with the Kansas City Chiefs, including a $2,731,801 signing bonus, $3,440,039 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,557,807. In 2024, Jones will earn a base salary of $1,250,000, a signing bonus of $30,000,000 and a workout bonus of $100,000, while carrying a cap hit of $7,350,000 and a dead cap value of $60,000,000.
    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $6,231,229
    Signing Bonus $2,731,801
    Average Salary $1,557,807
    Total Guarantees $3,440,039
    Guaranteed at Signing $3,440,039
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $450,000 $2,731,801 - - - - - $3,181,801
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $708,238 - - $25,000 - - - $733,238
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $916,476 - - $100,000 - - - $1,016,476
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $1,199,714 - - $100,000 - - - $1,299,714
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $14,626,000 - - - $1,500,000 - $25,062 $16,151,062
    2021 Player Cash Earnings ALL NFL (2ND) $1,000,000 - - $500,000 $20,000,000 - - $21,500,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings ALL NFL (1ST) $3,750,000 - $18,124,000 $500,000 - - $1,250,000 $23,624,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings AFC PRO BOWL:DT,
    ALL NFL (1ST)
    $18,416,667 $4,250,000 - - - - - $22,666,667
    8 seasons $41,067,095 $6,981,801 $18,124,000 $1,225,000 $21,500,000 - $1,275,062 $90,172,958
    2024 Player Cash Earnings - $4,250,100 - - - - - $4,250,100
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $1,250,000 $30,000,000 - $100,000 - - - $31,350,000
    2025 Player Cash Earnings $13,750,000 - $15,000,000 $100,000 - - - $28,850,000
    2026 Player Cash Earnings $19,000,000 - $16,000,000 $100,000 - - - $35,100,000
    2027 Player Cash Earnings $28,250,000 - - $100,000 - - - $28,350,000
    2028 Player Cash Earnings $35,000,000 - - $100,000 - - - $35,100,000
    $138,317,095 $41,231,901 $49,124,000 $1,725,000 $21,500,000 - $1,275,062 $253,173,058
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    8 seasons Player Cash Earnings $41,067,095 $6,981,801 $18,124,000 $1,225,000 $21,500,000 - $1,275,062 $90,172,958
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 10/01/2022, $10,609

      Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Indianapolis (IND)


    • Player contract details by year 10/12/2018, $10,026

      Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Jacksonville (JAC)


    • Player contract details by year 12/30/2016, $18,231

      Roughing the Passer against Trevor Siemian (DEN)


    • TOTAL: $38,866

  • Transactions

    Mar 9 2024Signed a 5 year $158.75 million contract extension with Kansas City (KC)
    Sep 11 2023Signed a 1 year $19.5 million restructured contract with Kansas City (KC)
    Oct 1 2022Fined $10,609 Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Indianapolis (IND)
    Mar 15 2021Converted a $20M roster bonus into signing bonus, clearing $13.3M of cap with Kansas City (KC)
    Jul 14 2020Signed a 4 year $80 million contract extension with Kansas City (KC)
    Mar 16 2020Offered a 1 year $16.126 million franchise tag by Kansas City (KC)
    Oct 12 2018Fined $10,026 Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Jacksonville (JAC)
    Dec 30 2016Fined $18,231 Roughing the Passer against Trevor Siemian (DEN)
    May 8 2016Signed a 4 year $6.23 million contract with Kansas City (KC)
    Apr 29 2016Drafted by Kansas City (KC): Round 2 (#37 overall)
  • 2024 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Chris Jones ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2023 KC 16 16 15 695 73.2 10.5 30 20 10
    2022 KC 17 17 17 916 80.4 15.5 44 29 15 2
    2021 KC 14 14 14 628 56.4 9 27 18 9 1
    2020 KC 15 15 14 693 68.8 7.5 36 23 13 2
    2019 KC 13 13 12 656 58.6 9 36 23 13 1
    2018 KC 16 16 11 776 69.7 15.5 40 35 5 2 1
    2017 KC 16 16 7 680 61.7 6.5 34 23 11 4 1
    2016 KC 16 16 11 573 51.3 2 28 17 11
    Totals 123 123 101 5,617 - 76 275 188 87 12 2
  • Calculated Market Value

    Market Value

    • 3 yrs, $85,450,884
    • Avg. Salary: $28,483,628
    • NFL Rank: 21
    • DT Rank: 2

    Current Contract

    • Free Agent: 2024
    • Avg. Salary: $19,500,000
    • NFL Rank: 65
    • DT Rank: 8

    Comparable Players

    We've selected the following players based on their age, contract status, and statistical production to compare Chris Jones to.

    Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
    Aaron Donald 3 $95,000,000 $31,666,667 31
    Nick Bosa 5 $170,000,000 $34,000,000 25
    T.J. Watt 4 $112,011,000 $28,002,750 26
    Joey Bosa 5 $135,000,000 $27,000,000 25
    Averages 4.3 $128,002,750 $30,118,294 26.8


    Base Calculated Value

    After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Jones's current age (29), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

    Length Value Avg. Salary
    2 $62,904,958 $31,452,479


    Statistical Comparisons

    Now we'll compare our variables and Jones statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing. In this case we're analyzing: Games Played %, Sacks, Tackles, Hurries, Stops, Rating

    Player GP% Sacks/GM Tkl/GM Hurries Stops Rating
    Aaron Donald 2020-2021, LAR 100 0.79 1.97 3.82 2.27 93.9
    Nick Bosa 2021-2022, SF 97.06 1.03 2.45 2.39 2.33 90.05
    T.J. Watt 2019-2020, PIT 96.88 0.95 2.52 2.42 2.58 91.45
    Joey Bosa 2018-2019, LAC 71.88 0.74 2.87 2.57 2.65 83.1
    Average 91.46 0.88 2.45 2.80 2.46 89.63
    Chris Jones 2022-2023 100 0.79 1.48 2.82 1.58 88.05
    % Change 9.34% -10.23% -39.59% 0.71% -35.77% -1.76%
    Median Prime % Change -6.00%
    Average Prime % Change -12.88%


    Calculated Market Value: Chris Jones

    After applying our Prime % figures into our base calculated value, we're given two values. The average of these values becomes our current calculated market value.

    Terms Avg. Salary
    3 years, $85,450,884 $28,483,628