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Chris Jones Contract & Salary Breakdown

Last Updated: July 1, 2023
Chris Jones was among the league leaders in sacks and tackles for loss this season — Boardroom breaks down the details of his current contract with the Chiefs.

The Kansas City Chiefs aren’t exactly known for their defense and not because they’re bad — mostly because we’re often left starstruck by an offense led by Patrick Mahomes. But without the prowess of defensive tackle Chris Jones, the Chiefs might not be in the position they’re currently in.

In Kansas City’s AFC Championship victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, Jones recorded 10 pressures and four tackles with a game-high two sacks on Joe Burrow. During the regular season, he finished fourth in the NFL in sacks (15.5) and seventh in tackles for loss (17) — joining J.J. Watt as the only interior defenders with 15+ sacks in multiple seasons in NFL history.

Jones was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Year and will be celebrated as such during the 53rd annual NFL 101 Awards on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023, at the Westin Crown Center Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri.

“The most unstoppable man in football,” teammate Frank Clark said of Jones.

The Chiefs are reaping the benefits of making Jones the third-highest-paid DT in all of football. Let’s dive into the details of Chris Jones’ current contract.

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Chris Jones Contract & Salary Details

All dollar figures via Spotrac.

Years: 4
Total value: $80,000,000
Average annual value: $20,000,000
Total guaranteed money: $60,000,000
2022 salary: $23,624,000
2023 salary: $20,000,000
Free agency: 2024

Chris Jones Career Earnings

All dollar figures via Spotrac.

CAREER BASE SALARY EARNINGS THRU 2022: $22,650,428
BONUS & INCENTIVE EARNINGS THRU 2022: $44,855,863
TOTAL CAREER EARNINGS THRU 2022: $67,506,291
ESTIMATED NFL EARNINGS THRU 2023: $87,506,291

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Anthony Puccio
Anthony Puccio
Anthony Puccio is a former Staff Writer at Boardroom. Puccio has 10 years of experience in journalism and content creation, previously working for SB Nation, The Associated Press, New York Daily News, SNY, and Front Office Sports. In 2016, he received New York University's CCTOP scholarship and earned a bachelor's degree in Communications from St. John's University. He can be spotted a mile away thanks to his plaid suits and thick New York accent. Don't believe us? Check his Twitter @APooch.