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LaDaianian Tomlinson Gets More Money Than Thomas Jones

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Does this contract sound familiar?

LaDainian Tomlinson and Jets reached agreement on a two-year, $5.1 million contract with an escalator that could boost deal to $5.6 million.

The Chiefs signed Thomas Jones to a two-year, $5 million contract also with $500,000 in incentives.

This move by the Jets has me perplexed. If you go by the money (and it's usually right), they value LT more than TJ.

LT's production has declined significantly the last two seasons. TJ's has gone up. In one less year of action, Tomlinson has 600 more carries.

Whatever the Jets motivation is, the reaction of the rest of the league in regards to the value the Chiefs got speaks volumes.