Chris Jones

Chris Jones

30-Year-Old Defensive TackleDT
Kansas City Chiefs
2024 Fantasy Outlook
A Perennial IDP-worthy player, 2024 was no exception for Jones. While he could not replicate the 15.5 sacks and 44 tackles he posted in 2023, Jones still amassed double-digit sacks (10.5) and 30 tackles (20 solo) over just 16 games, marking the third time he's reached 10 or more sacks and the fifth time he's tallied nine or more in the last six years. Jones' production landed him a massive five-year, $95 million deal with the Chiefs this offseason, ensuring his presence in the middle of the defensive front for years to come. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a five-year, $158.75 million contract with the Chiefs in March of 2024.
Agrees to historic deal with KC
DTKansas City Chiefs
March 9, 2024
Jones and the Chiefs agreed Saturday on a five-year contract that includes $95 million guaranteed, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
It's a historic deal that gives the veteran the highest average annual salary ever for a defensive tackle. After a 2023 campaign where Jones sat out the first game of the year while still negotiating a contract, the two sides have removed any drama on his status, with the team heading into free agency Wednesday. The 29-year-old was once again dominant this past season, recording 30 tackles, including 10.5 sacks, while also deflecting four passes over 16 regular-season contests. Additionally, he added eight tackles, including 0.5 sacks, two pass deflections and a forced fumble over the Chiefs' four postseason contests on their way to becoming the first back-to-back Super Bowl champions in the NFL since the Patriots of the 2004 season. Jones is now under contract until he's 34 years old, and the 2024 campaign will be his ninth in Kansas City.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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Kansas City ChiefsChiefs 2023 DT Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
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Measurables Review
How do Chris Jones' measurables compare to other defensive tackles?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 6"
 
Weight
310 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
5.03 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.62 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.44 sec
 
Vertical Jump
24.5 in
 
Broad Jump
106 in
 
Bench Press
26 reps
 
Hand Length
10.75 in
 
Arm Length
34.50 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Jones turned in arguably the best campaign of his career working on the interior of Kansas City's defensive line in 2022, matching a career high with 15.5 sacks while posting a season-best 44 tackles (30 solo). Jones is entering his age-29 season, so there's little reason to anticipate a massive drop-off in 2023. Kansas City also added Charles Omenihu via free agency, and George Karlaftis showed some breakout signs as a pass-rusher late in 2022, so some flanking options should prevent opponents from honing in on stopping Jones.
Few NFL defenders are as feared as Jones, and he could be worth ranking higher in leagues that award heavily for sacks. His tackle production is mediocre, at best, and he tends to play a modest number of snaps — fewer than 700 in three of the last four years — so those limitations usually block him from DL1 consideration. Jones can take over entire games when he's really on, though, and as his 15.5-sack 2018 season shows, he is capable of unique pass-rushing production on a defense that figures to protect many leads.
Jones broke out in 2018 to the tune of 15.5 sacks, 40 tackles (35 solo) and an interception, which he returned for a touchdown. While he was unable to equal those number last year, it was partially due to the big man missing a trio of contests in the middle of the season due to a groin injury. Jones still managed to collect 36 tackles (23 solo) and 9.0 sacks over 13 games. He was given the franchise tag by the Chiefs' front office this offseason before signing a four-year extension with the team in July. The 2016 second-rounder enters 2020 as a top-tier IDP option along the defensive line.
Jones' box scores feature the low-tackle, high-sack totals you'd expect of a 255-pound edge-rushing specialist rather than the 6-6, 310-pound mountain he is. But weird box score or not, Jones is clearly one of the league's top defenders after posting 15.5 sacks last year in his third season. The per-snap sack rate almost has to regress, but he could offset that a bit with more playing time, which he certainly earned after a modest 776 snaps in 2018. Jones can't be counted on for tackles, though, as last year's mark of 40 was in line with his per-snap rates from the prior two years.
Jones broke out in his second season with the Chiefs, amassing 6.5 sacks and 32 tackles (22 solo) while intercepting a pass and forcing four fumbles in 2017. A slightly slimmer version of Jones is expected to serve as the team's starting left end again in 2018.
Jones was selected 37th overall in 2016 and quickly earned his spot on the field. While he didn't start Week 1, the defensive lineman out of Mississippi State moved into the starting lineup following Allen Bailey's calf injury in Week 6 and started the final 11 games of the campaign. Jones turned the opportunity into 28 tackles (17 solo) and two sacks, and the offseason departures of Dontari Poe and Jaye Howard should clear a path to consistent snaps again in 2017.
The Chiefs top pick in the 2016 NFL Draft (second round, sixth overall), Jones may be destined for a substitution role this season due to the team’s depth on the defensive line. With Dontari Poe in the final year of his contract, Jones will likely be groomed to take over Poe’s spot at nose tackle in 2017.
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Chiefs optimistic for new contract
DTKansas City Chiefs
March 1, 2024
Kansas City has felt "growing optimism" about re-signing Jones to a new contract before free agency per a league source, Nate Taylor and Dianna Russini of The Athletic report.
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Option picked up by K.C.
DTKansas City Chiefs
February 16, 2024
The Chiefs picked up the option on Jones' contract Friday, which pays him an extra $4.25 million in incentives and gives Kansas City the ability to franchise tag Jones this offseason, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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All clear for Super Bowl
DTKansas City Chiefs
February 9, 2024
Jones (quad) has no injury designation ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl LVIII matchup against the 49ers.
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Ready after first week of SB prep
DTKansas City Chiefs
February 2, 2024
Jones (quad) was limited at Friday's practice but doesn't have an injury designation after the first week of prep for Super Bowl LVIII against the 49ers.
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Injury status improves
DTKansas City Chiefs
Quadriceps
February 1, 2024
Jones (quadriceps) was listed as a limited participant on Thursday's estimated injury report after being listed as a non-participant on Wednesday's estimate.
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Likely to outperform 2023 stats
DTKansas City Chiefs
July 10, 2024
Jones is poised to top his 2023 regular-season totals of 10.5 sacks and 29 quarterback hits, according to Nate Taylor of The Athletic.
ANALYSIS
Jones held out for a new contract last offseason and didn't join the team until Week 2, so he was playing catchup for much of the season in terms of reaching peak game shape. Perhaps in part due to the late start, Jones saw his sack total dip from 15.5 in the 2022 regular season to 10.5 in 2023. Only Aaron Donald has a higher pass-rush win rate from the interior over the past two seasons, and Jones has had a smoother offseason after landing a five-year, $158 million extension. The Chiefs could also give Jones more opportunities to rush the passer by spending more time playing from ahead in 2024 after their 11-6 regular-season record in 2023 represented a down year by the team's lofty standards.
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