Chris Jones watches Chiefs’ season opener from suite amid contract holdout

Chris Jones did not let his contract holdout cease from him having fun with the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs’ season opener.

The Chiefs’ All-Professional defensive deal with was available for the workforce’s sport towards the Detroit Lions on Thursday, however not as an energetic participant. As a substitute, he watched the sport from a collection at Arrowhead Stadium.

Jones has been holding out from the defending champion Chiefs all coaching camp, with experiences indicating he is in search of $30 million per yr.

Chris Jones needs his payday after serving to lead the Chiefs to a second Tremendous Bowl title. (Picture by Adam Bow/Icon Sportswire through Getty Photographs)

With the holdout now reaching into the common season, Jones is going through thousands and thousands in misplaced wage and fines whereas in search of one of many greatest contracts for a defensive participant ever. Jones stated final month he is keen to take the holdout into Week 8, which add as much as about $8 million in misplaced sport checks from his $19.5 million base wage, through OverTheCap.

Solely Aaron Donald and the not too long ago signed Nick Bosa make extra amongst defensive gamers than the $30 million Jones is in search of. The 29-year-old Jones would possibly very effectively be value that, because the clear finest defender on final yr’s Tremendous Bowl champions.

Jones tied a profession excessive with 15.5 sacks final season, plus 44 mixed tackles, 17 tackles for loss, 4 passes defended and two pressured fumbles. His sack whole was simply the very best within the NFL amongst inside defenders.

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