Chris Jones is currently one of the top defensive players in the league. The star defensive tackle played a huge role in the Kansas City Chiefs winning 2 Super Bowls in the last 4 years. But now, it seems like Jones’ future is uncertain in Kansas City. Jones, who is entering the final year of the contract, is allegedly having issues with contract extension talks with the Chiefs.
The Chiefs defensive tackle missed both voluntary organized team activities and missed days 1 and 2 of this week’s mandatory minicamp. Losing the 4-time Pro Bowl DT would be a massive blow for the Chiefs franchise, but the head coach Andy Reid, and QB Patrick Mahomes are not worried about it.
In recent developments concerning the Kansas City Chiefs and star defensive tackle Chris Jones, tensions are heating up as the 2023 NFL season opener approaches. Jones, embroiled in contract disputes, has yet to report to the Chiefs’ training camp and hinted at a possible holdout until week 8 of the upcoming season.
During a press conference at the Chiefs’ training camp, Patrick Mahomes, the team’s two-time Super Bowl MVP quarterback, appeared to “throw shade” at Jones when asked about the potential impact of his absence on Thursday’s game. Mahomes diplomatically responded, “At this point, you kind of just prepare to play the game with the guys that are in the building. Let the front office and staff handle that.”
When questioned about his decision to accept a team-friendly deal in 2020, Mahomes expressed his contentment with the Chiefs’ situation and his desire to win championships in Kansas City. While some interpreted this as a veiled message to Jones, Mahomes may have merely shared his perspective on his contract.
Mahomes, currently the seventh highest-paid quarterback in the league despite being widely considered the best, emphasized his commitment to the Chiefs and their pursuit of championships.
Sometimes the grass IS greener on the ther side, especially if the other side is the Dalls Cowboys
Meanwhile, Chris Jones remains resolute in his holdout plans, set to continue until week 8 of the 2023 regular season, posing a significant challenge for the Chiefs. However, head coach Andy Reid remains focused on preparing his players for the upcoming NFL season, irrespective of Jones’ contract issues.
Patrick Mahomes’ recent comments indicate that the star defensive tackle may be losing support in the locker room due to his prolonged holdout tactics. Yet, tight end Travis Kelce continues to show support for Jones, hailing him as the league’s greatest defensive player and urging his return to camp.
Adding to the turmoil, Jones has fueled trade rumors by liking a tweet linking him to the Dallas Cowboys, suggesting a potential move that could reshape the NFL landscape.