Chiefs' Chris Jones signs 5-year, record-paying, $95 million-guaranteed

Ahead of his free agency, defensive tackle Chris Jones informed supporters at the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl parade that he would stay for another season.

However, that was said emotionally. The contract was still his goal. He got from the Chiefs. ESPN's Adam Schefter said that the Chiefs and Jones signed a five-year, $95 million-guaranteed deal Saturday with the greatest defensive lineman pay ever.

Jones has become an NFL star defensive lineman. He got compensated like great players, like he requested. Jones rose from underdog to dynasty member.

Jones hit his stride in his third season, tallying 15.5 sacks but not making a Pro Bowl. First of five straight Pro Bowls came in his fourth season. He and the Chiefs won Super Bowls.

Jones, who has 67 sacks in six seasons, wanted a contract that matched his accomplishments. He reportedly sought $30 million per season and held out last season. After Jones missed the Chiefs' first game, the team and Jones agreed on a new deal with extra incentives. Jones won his third Super Bowl in five years with 10.5 sacks and a second straight first-team All-Pro.

A contract year performance was remarkable. Jones was perhaps the most prized free agent despite nearly turning 30. The Chiefs' offseason is terrific. Coach Andy Reid and Travis Kelce didn't resign unexpectedly, despite speculations. Though tradeable, L'Jarius Sneed was kept on the franchise tag.

The Chiefs' greatest defense under Patrick Mahomes helped them win a Super Bowl last season. Jones dominates that defense. Jones assured Chiefs fans he wouldn't leave, but there was some question until the contract was signed.

The answer is yes. The Chiefs' finest defender will return. The contract Jones wanted was granted. Though slow, the story ended pleasantly for everyone. Kansas City can now focus on winning a third straight Super Bowl.