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Did the Chiefs get value with Jones? | National Football Post
Thomas Jones signed a two-year deal Tuesday worth a reported $5 million to become a Kansas City Chief — and I’m wondering why anyone would object to this deal. Besides the fact that Jones is a veteran back who has shown major production during his career, we’re talking about getting a player with experience for a bargain compared to the spending we saw on Friday.
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That’s why more than one coach has decided that when it comes to running backs, they are either going to use two for a running back-by-committee, or they are going to get themselves a young stud and use up all his carries. All of this became part of the picture of the 2010 Chiefs when they signed soon to be 32-year old running back Thomas Jones to a two-year contract worth $5 million total, with another half-million available on incentives.
Scout.com: Jones Gives Chiefs Potent Running Back Combo
It was no secret that the Chiefs were targeting a running back to complement third-year back Jamaal Charles. After reportedly pursuing Darren Sproles, Justin Fargas, and Willie Parker, the Chiefs settled with Jones. At 31, he’ll be Kansas City’s backup running back, and could provide the one-two punch at running back the Chiefs have lacked since Priest Holmes was paired with Larry Johnson in 2005.
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"We won four games last year," coach Todd Haley said in explanation. "We’ve got multiple different areas we’ve got to get better in, and running back was one of those we felt we had to continue to improve and create competition." Haley said the signing of Jones wasn’t a reflection on Charles, who rushed for 968 yards in the season’s final eight games and was honored at last weekend’s 101 Banquet as the Chiefs’ most valuable player.
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All offseason we’ve heard about the “mutual fit.” The hiring of Charlie Weis, Romeo Crennel and Emmitt Thomas all qualified as solid “mutual fits.” A press conference has yet to be held to welcome Thomas Jones to Kansas City, but you can bet that “mutual fit” comes up in that discussion as well.