Chiefs reportedly make generous offer to reel in DT after Travis Kelce’s concern over holdout

The Kansas City Chiefs will kick off their regular season on September 08, yet still, they could not finalize a deal regarding their All-Pro player Chris Jones. Hence, the defensive tackle is still holding out from the Kansas City team.

This is not a sign of a good start for the reigning Lombardi Trophy winner team. The fans are speculating to see Jones in the Chiefs’ facility almost every day. Now, the team’s veteran player Travis Kelce also expressed his concern about the defensive lineman’s holdout.

Chiefs’ aim to secure Chris Jones with $74 million bid despite holdout

Per reports, Jones is looking at Aaron Donald’s three-year, $95 million contract as he enters the final year of his deal and is due to make $19.5 million this season. It will surpass him in the market for interior defensive linemen in terms of total value and average annual salary ($31.6 million), even though the Chiefs appear to be at odds with his proposal.

Chris Jones

Chris missed the team’s training camp and preseason game, which let him digest a significant amount of fines, yet the Chiefs aren’t seemingly very concerned about the players’ futures. Given these facts, it was reportedly suggested by the Kansas City franchise that the player’s $19.5 million contract, which is set to pay out in 2023, be replaced with a $74 million deal spread over the next three years.

It is still unknown if the iconic Chiefs player is going to take the offer, which is $7 million per year less than the Donald deal and averages $24.67 million.

Chiefs’ star Travis Kelce worried about Jones’ absence

While Andy Reid, the head coach of the Chiefs, is not very sanguine about Jones’ potential comeback, the team’s experienced tight end exhibited considerable worry about Chris’ condition. On the “New Heights with Jason and Travis Kelce” podcast, Kelce pleaded with his teammate to join them again because the defensive tackle’s holdout was making him afraid of losing him.

“Chris, can you please come back? You’re really scaring me, man. I don’t get it. You must know something that I don’t know because I just don’t get it.”

The 29-year-old was a member of the Chiefs’ Super Bowl-winning team the previous year, so Travis looked determined to reunite with his friend so they could win another Lombardi Trophy. Since Kelce is aware of the value of the 2022 First-Team All-Pro to his team, he exhorted the player to forget about everything that had happened between him and the team and return with a great smile.

“ I really want to get another Super Bowl ring with you, brother. This is me bargaining you to just come back and play football for the Chiefs. Please, we need you. We need you bad, and I don’t know what the situation is. ”


Kelce finally persuaded the Chiefs to compensate Jones with his expected salary. What do you think about this? Should the Kansas City team give the defensive tackle his desired sum and award him to surpass Donald?

Shabiha Akter

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