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Report: Chris Jones had a cool $1.5 million hit the bank despite lack of signing bonus

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Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones came to terms on a four-year, up-to $85 million contract with the organization this week, but one of the caveats to finally breaking through to get the $20 million per year he had been seeking was not being rewarded with a signing bonus. This was reportedly due to salary-cap reasons tied to the COVID-19 pandemic.

But the Chiefs made up for that, according to a report from NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.

With no bonus, Jones is expected to make in base salary what he would have made on the franchise tag in 2020 — around $16.1 million. The $1.5 million should hold him over until the game checks begin to roll in.

...not too shabby.


What would you do if $1.5 million hit your bank account this afternoon?