Sport: Chris Jones shares how Patrick Mahomes helped get Chiefs contract extension done

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A little over a week after Patrick Mahomes signed his record contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs, franchise-tagged defensive lineman Chris Jones also reached a deal with the team. It turns out those things aren’t coincidental.

a close up of a man: Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones credits Patrick Mahomes for helping get his new contract done. © Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones credits Patrick Mahomes for helping get his new contract done.

Jones said Monday that Mahomes texted him after the quarterback’s deal was completed and told Jones that he’d left money on the table to get Jones’ deal done. That, apparently, helped lead to Jones concluding his own deal.

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a close up of a man: Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones credits Patrick Mahomes for helping get his new contract done. © Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones credits Patrick Mahomes for helping get his new contract done.

Mahomes didn’t hide his excitement when Jones’ extension was announced, and it certainly seems he played an indirect role in making it happen. Jones credits him for it, anyway.

Jones had nine sacks last season for the Chiefs after collecting 15.5 in 2018. The 26-year-old is now locked up by Kansas City through 2023.

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