Chris Jones

Kansas City Chiefs, Defensive Tackle
Age: 29-354d (Jul 03, 1994)
Exp: 9 Years
Country: US
College: Mississippi State
Drafted: Round 2 (#37 overall), 2016
Agent(s): Jason Katz (Katz Brothers Sports)
2024 Cap Hit

$7,350,000

2024 Cash

$35,600,100

Career Earnings

$90,172,958

2024-2028 Extension (CURRENT)

Chris Jones signed a 5 year , $158,750,000 contract with the Kansas City Chiefs, including $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 Terms:
5 yr(s) / $158,750,000
Average Salary:
$31,750,000
Signing Bonus:
$30,000,000
GTD at Sign:
$60,000,000
Total GTD:
$95,000,000
Free Agent:
2029 / UFA
Year Age Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative Dead Cap Annual
2024 30 $7,350,000 2.88% $31,350,000 $31,350,000 $60,000,000
2025 31 $34,850,000 12.75% $28,850,000 $60,200,000 $52,750,000
2026 32 $41,100,000 14.06% $35,100,000 $95,300,000 $18,000,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2027, 3 YR, $95,300,000; $12,000,000 DEAD CAP
2027 33 $34,350,000 10.98% $28,350,000 $123,650,000 $12,000,000
2028 34 $41,100,000 12.28% $35,100,000 $158,750,000 $6,000,000
2029 35
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Proration Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Dead Cap
2024 30 $1,250,000 $6,000,000 - $100,000 $7,350,000 2.88% $60,000,000
2025 31 $13,750,000 $6,000,000 $15,000,000 $100,000 $34,850,000 12.75% $52,750,000
2026 32 $19,000,000 $6,000,000 $16,000,000 $100,000 $41,100,000 14.06% $18,000,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2027, 3 YR, $95,300,000; $12,000,000 DEAD CAP
2027 33 $28,250,000 $6,000,000 - $100,000 $34,350,000 10.98% $12,000,000
2028 34 $35,000,000 $6,000,000 - $100,000 $41,100,000 12.28% $6,000,000
2029 35
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2024 30 $1,250,000 $30,000,000 - $100,000 $31,350,000 $31,350,000 $31,350,000 $31,750,000
2025 31 $13,750,000 - $15,000,000 $100,000 $28,850,000 $60,200,000 $30,100,000 $31,850,000
2026 32 $19,000,000 - $16,000,000 $100,000 $35,100,000 $95,300,000 $31,766,667 $32,850,000
2027 33 $28,250,000 - - $100,000 $28,350,000 $123,650,000 $30,912,500 $31,725,000
2028 34 $35,000,000 - - $100,000 $35,100,000 $158,750,000 $31,750,000 $35,100,000
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)
Source: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2023-2023 Extension

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, while carrying a cap hit of $4,250,100 and a dead cap value of $4,250,100.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $19,500,000
Average Salary:
$19,500,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
GTD at Sign:
$18,416,667
Total GTD:
$18,416,667
Free Agent:
2024 / UFA
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2020-2023 Extension

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.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $80,000,000
Average Salary:
$20,000,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
GTD at Sign:
$37,626,000
Total GTD:
$60,000,000
Free Agent:
2024 / UFA
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2020-2020 Free Agent

Chris Jones signed a 1 year , $16,126,000 contract with the Kansas City Chiefs, including an average annual salary of $16,126,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $16,126,000
Average Salary:
$16,126,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
GTD at Sign:
Total GTD:
Free Agent:
2021 / UFA
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2016-2019 Rookie

Chris Jones signed a 4 year , $6,231,229 contract with the Kansas City Chiefs, including $2,731,801 signing bonus, $3,440,039 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,557,807.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $6,231,229
Average Salary:
$1,557,807
Signing Bonus:
$2,731,801
GTD at Sign:
$3,440,039
Total GTD:
$3,440,039
Free Agent:
2020 / UFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$90,172,958

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

1 team

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2016 22
Active
$3,181,801
$3,181,801
2017 23
Active
$733,238
$3,915,039
2018 24
Active
$1,016,476
$4,931,515
2019 25
Active
$1,299,714
$6,231,229
Champion
2020 26
Active
$16,151,062
$22,382,291
2021 27
Active
$21,500,000
$43,882,291
All NFL (2nd)
2022 28
Active
$23,624,000
$67,506,291
Champion All NFL (1st)
2023 29
Active
$22,666,667
$90,172,958
Champion Afc Pro Bowl:DT All NFL (1st)
Total      
$90,172,958
$90,172,958
2024 30
Active
Retained
$31,350,000
$4,250,100
2025 31
Active
$28,850,000
2026 32
Active
$35,100,000
2027 33
Active
$28,350,000
2028 34
Active
$35,100,000
Total
$253,173,058
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Workout Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2016
22
$450,000
$2,731,801
$3,181,801
$3,181,801
2017
23
$708,238
$25,000
$733,238
$3,915,039
2018
24
$916,476
$100,000
$1,016,476
$4,931,515
2019
25
$1,199,714
$100,000
$1,299,714
$6,231,229
2020
26
$14,626,000
$1,500,000
$25,062
$16,151,062
$22,382,291
2021
27
$1,000,000
$20,000,000
$500,000
$21,500,000
$43,882,291
2022
28
$3,750,000
$18,124,000
$500,000
$1,250,000
$23,624,000
$67,506,291
2023
29
$18,416,667
$4,250,000
$22,666,667
$90,172,958
Total
$41,067,095
$6,981,801
$21,500,000
$18,124,000
$1,225,000
$1,275,062
$90,172,958
$90,172,958
2024
30
$1,250,000
$30,000,000
$4,250,100
$100,000
$31,350,000
$4,250,100
2025
31
$13,750,000
$15,000,000
$100,000
$28,850,000
2026
32
$19,000,000
$16,000,000
$100,000
$35,100,000
2027
33
$28,250,000
$100,000
$28,350,000
2028
34
$35,000,000
$100,000
$35,100,000
Total
$138,317,095
$41,231,901
$21,500,000
$49,124,000
$1,725,000
$1,275,062
$253,173,058

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Incentives Cash Cumulative
8 $41,067,095 $6,981,801 $18,124,000 $21,500,000 $1,225,000 $1,275,062 $90,172,958

Injuries

Year Weeks Reason
2020 KC 9 - 9 COVID-19
2021 KC 15 - 15 COVID-19
  • Mar 09, 2024 Signed a 5 year $158.75 million contract extension with Kansas City (KC)
  • Sep 11, 2023 Signed a 1 year $19.5 million restructured contract with Kansas City (KC)
  • Oct 01, 2022 Fined $10,609 Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Indianapolis (IND)
  • Mar 15, 2021 Converted a $20M roster bonus into signing bonus, clearing $13.3M of cap with Kansas City (KC)
  • Jul 14, 2020 Signed a 4 year $80 million contract extension with Kansas City (KC)
  • Mar 16, 2020 Offered a 1 year $16.126 million franchise tag by Kansas City (KC)
  • Oct 12, 2018 Fined $10,026 Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Jacksonville (JAC)
  • Dec 30, 2016 Fined $18,231 Roughing the Passer against Trevor Siemian (DEN)
  • May 08, 2016 Signed a 4 year $6.23 million contract with Kansas City (KC)
  • Apr 29, 2016 Drafted by Kansas City (KC): Round 2 (#37 overall)

Fines

Date Reason Fine Amount
Dec 30, 2016 Roughing the Passer against Trevor Siemian (DEN) $18,231
Oct 12, 2018 Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Jacksonville (JAC) $10,026
Oct 01, 2022 Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Indianapolis (IND) $10,609
Year Team GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sack Tackles Total Tackles Solo Tackles Assisted FFum Int
2023 KC 16 15 695 74.30 11 30 20 10
2022 KC 17 17 916 79.80 16 44 29 15 2
2021 KC 14 14 628 56.40 9 27 18 9 1
2020 KC 15 14 693 65.20 8 36 23 13 2
2019 KC 13 12 656 58.60 9 36 23 13 1
2018 KC 16 11 776 66.10 16 40 35 5 2 1
2017 KC 16 7 680 61.70 7 34 23 11 4 1
2016 KC 16 11 573 51.30 2 28 17 11

Calculated Market Value

Market Value

  • 3 years, $86,398,353
  • Avg. Salary: $28,799,451
  • NFL Rank: 24
  • DT Rank: 2

Current Contract

  • Free Agent: 2029
  • Avg. Salary: $31,750,000
  • NFL Rank: 21
  • DT Rank: 1

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
Javon Hargrave 4 $84,000,000 $21,000,000 30
B.J. Hill 3 $30,000,000 $10,000,000 26
Daron Payne 4 $90,000,000 $22,500,000 25
Averages 4 $74,750,000 $21,291,667 28.0

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
3 $79,000,002 $26,333,334

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: GP%, Tackles/Gm, Sacks/Gm, Stops/Gm, QB Hurries/Gm, Rating

Player GP% Tackles/Gm Sacks/Gm Stops/Gm QB Hurries/Gm Rating
Aaron Donald
2020-2021
100.00 1.97 0.79 2.36 3.94 94.05
Javon Hargrave
2021-2022
97.06 1.94 0.56 1.88 2.55 72.65
B.J. Hill
2020-2021
96.97 1.38 0.20 1.19 1.06 71.90
Daron Payne
2021-2022
100.00 2.03 0.47 2.47 1.76 61.30
Average 98.51 1.83 0.51 1.98 2.33 74.98
Chris Jones
2022-2023
100.00 1.48 0.79 1.58 2.82 88.05
Pct Change 1.51 -19.13 54.90 -20.20 21.03 17.43
Median Prime % Change 9.47%
Average Prime % Change 9.26%

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, $86,398,353 $28,799,451
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