The contract holdout is officially over for star defensive tackle Chris Jones of the Kansas City Chiefs, as he and the team agreed upon a one-year deal on Monday, clearing the way for the All-Pro to get back on the field next week to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars on the road.
During Jones’ contract holdout, he let it be known that he didn’t mind being fined as he could afford it, and it appears he was right.
Although the contract details for Jones’ new deal, which is strangely only one year but said to be substantially larger than he was initially set to get paid for 2023, have not been released, the fine totals have been revealed, and they’re costly.
According to Ari Meirov, the fines got up to $3.6 million for Jones, which is a significant number, to say the least.
However, Jones claims on his Twitter account that he got all that money back from the fines that he paid.
Got it all back!
— Chris Jones (@StoneColdJones) September 11, 2023
Clearly, Jones is happy about getting that $3.6 million back in his bank account, and no one will blame him for that, as that would be a big dent even in the biggest of bank accounts for star athletes.
Fortunately for Jones and the Chiefs, Kansas City can now focus on the work that needs to be put in on the field, especially with the team already in a 0-1 hole to start the season.
The Chiefs will definitely improve defensively as they try to bounce back in Week 2 with Jones in the fold against the Jaguars.NEXT: Chris Jones, Chiefs Reportedly Make Final Contract Decision