KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Several sources reported early Tuesday afternoon that the Kansas City Chiefs have reached an $85 million deal with defensive tackle Chris Jones.
ESPN NFL writer Adam Schefter reported the team and Jones reached a four-year deal.
Chiefs are giving franchise DT Chirs Jones a four-year, $85 million deal that includes $60 million in guarantees, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 14, 2020
Moments earlier, NFL Network’s Ian Rapport had reported the team and Jones were close.
The #Chiefs and star DT Chris Jones are getting close on a big-money extension, per sources. Nothing finalized. But a potential rare franchise deadline deal in a tough year, but they are on the way to making it happen. KC locking up their big-time players.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 14, 2020
Earlier this year, the team had placed the franchise tag on Jones.
Jones led the team last year with nine sacks in 13 games.
The club has not yet confirmed the deal.
Jones is the second high-profile deal the team has made this month. Earlier, the team reached a 10-year extension with quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
This is a developing story and will be updated.