Chris Jones, the Chiefs’ Pro Bowl defensive tackle, is threatening to pull a Le’Veon Bell. Jones desires a new deal and is evidently keen to sit out a total year to get just one.
Responding to an NFL Network report that there is “a great deal of work” for the two sides to come to an arrangement prior to the July 15 deadline, Jones tweeted: “Or I will not participate in. Le’Veon Bell instructed me about this.”
Bell sat out the entire 2018 year when a member of the Steelers to get what he wanted. He did get his revenue, landing a four-calendar year agreement with the Jets that could spend him as a lot as $61 million if he reaches all of the incentives in the offer.
There are some huge dissimilarities, of class. Bell was on his next franchise tag in 2018. Jones, 25, is only on his very first, meaning he may well have to sit out two seasons to get his big cash offer. He would earn $16.1 million if he performs this yr less than the franchise tag.
Jones, the NFL Community documented, wants upwards of more than $20 million for each year. Only five defensive gamers in the NFL make an ordinary wage over $20 million: Khalil Mack, Aaron Donald, DeMarcus Lawrence, DeForest Buckner and Frank Clark.
Jones is a stellar participant. The 37th total decide in 2016, he had 15 sacks in 2018 and nine very last calendar year soon after shifting from defensive close to defensive tackle.