Chiefs: Brett Veach offers constructive replace on Chris Jones contract
The Chiefs “really feel good” about contract negotiations with defensive lineman Chris Jones, who’s awaiting an extension earlier than the 2023 season.
Coming off a second Tremendous Bowl victory in 4 years, the Chiefs are centered on making the mandatory strikes to snag a 3rd.
The most important of these may be getting a contract extension for defensive lineman Chris Jones sorted out.
Jones hasn’t been current for Kansas Metropolis’s offseason preparations, including mandatory minicamp, as he angles for his new deal. The excellent news? Basic supervisor Brett Veach sounds pretty assured about issues figuring out quickly sufficient.
Brett Veach updates Chiefs negotiations on Chris Jones contract
Talking to reporters on Thursday, Veach mentioned emotions round Jones’ extension are constructive.
“Now we have nice communication and there’s quite a lot of time earlier than camp. I be ok with the place we’re going to be with Chris,” Veach mentioned. “I’m positive we’ll have nice dialogue from now to the beginning of coaching camp, and sit up for Chris being right here, not only for subsequent yr however for a very long time.”
Veach cited a “nice relationship” with Jones’ brokers.
“These items often get labored out proper earlier than or in the course of the begin of camp. We anticipate the identical, and we’ll see the way it goes,” Veach mentioned.
Jones is coming into his eighth yr in Kansas Metropolis since he was drafted within the second spherical in 2016. He’s coming off 4 straight Professional Bowl nods and picked up his first All-Professional recognition final season.
There’s little question the Chiefs need to give Jones a brand new contract. He’s received a large cap hit at $28.3 million that the crew can carry down with an extension whereas rewarding an vital participant with a wage enchancment.
The most important query is simply how lengthy it’ll take to get the deal achieved. The earlier Kansas Metropolis has him again with the crew, the higher.