He got the first one right. Why not double down?
The Jacksonville Jaguars were playing the New England Patriots in the 2017 AFC title game on January 21, 2018, when Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman Chris Jones tweeted the following:
@Chiefs we will be here next year. “Save this tweet”— Chris Jones (@stonecoldjones_) January 22, 2018
“We will be [in the AFC title] game next year. ‘Save this tweet’”
You know the rest of the story—the Chiefs indeed went on to play in the following year’s AFC title game, which they lost to the Patriots, 37-31.
Jones did it again on Sunday night, except this time, he promised the Chiefs will win it all.
We will win it next year— Chris Jones (@stonecoldjones_) February 4, 2019
“We will win [the Super Bowl] next year”
Jones’ teammate, wide receiver Tyreek Hill, supported his notion.
I love you https://t.co/JeRRc6bwBs— Ty Hill (@cheetah) February 4, 2019
Jones and Hill are still under contract but are eligible to sign long-term extensions this offseason. Both players are coming off career years—Hill set Kansas City’s single-season receiving record with 1,479 yards and Jones finished third in the league in sacks with 15.5. Hill also had 13 total touchdowns on the season.
From @gmfb Weekend: Among the #Chiefs key offseason priorities are locking up star WR Tyreek Hill and DE Chris Jones... Meanwhile, the franchise tag is very much on the table for pass-rusher Dee Ford. pic.twitter.com/hm0j0PlS7k— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 20, 2019
Word is the Chiefs plan to make both players an offseason priority, and as it already seems, each holds a strong desire to remain in Kansas City.
As for Jones calling his shot, you shouldn’t be surprised about his confidence as a Chiefs fan. After all, he does play with the league’s most valuable player.