Sep 19, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Tyson Jackson (94) tackles Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy (25) during the game at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: John Geliebter-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs DE Tyson Jackson Expects Contract Talks to Heat Up

We’ve been waiting the whole off season regarding a rumor that one of the Kansas City Chiefs soon-to-be departing free agents would be re-signed. Now it seems that news is coming to us regarding an unlikely candidate. Fox Sports 1 Senior NFL Writer and SiriusXM radio host Alex Marvez just tweeted out that Chiefs defensive end Tyson Jackson expects talks to heat up.


Of all the free agents the Chiefs could re-sign, Jackson wasn’t high on the list of hopefuls. T-Jax — or the Tin Man as he was affectionately known around AA up until last season — really won a lot of support among Chiefs fans with his willingness to take a huge pay cut last season, and then went out and had the best season of his career.

Brought in as a No. 3 overall draft pick out of LSU in the 2009 draft, Jackson never really lived up to his potential until last season. But when push came to shove, Jackson held his own with 34 tackles and four sacks. Just a point of reference for production, his sacks last year was nearly double what he had the rest of his career combined.

Although I don’t think Chiefs general manager John Dorsey will be beating down his door to re-sign him, if Jackson did agree to a team friendly — and cap friendly deal — I would be quite alright with him coming back to Kansas City next year.

What do you think, Addicts?

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  • Billie Cabral

    I agree with “if Jackson did agree to a team friendly — and cap friendly deal — “. I think T-Jax tried his ass off last year. In camp he was the last one signing autographs and I could tell he was exhausted. He earned a decent pay regardless of his past. He is still young and may continue to improve and try to live up to that No. 3 overall expectations but he still has a lot of work to do yet.

  • Horace Lee Madre Jr

    Bye Bye! Waste of a pick. He reminds me of one of those Carl P picks!

    • Pete

      Reminds me more of those Pioli picks

  • Josh Landers

    Agreed. He’s solid enough until we can get a good replacement. Depth is an issue along the line.

  • KCMikeG

    If we draft DL with our #1 pick he would be a great depth /rotational player/transitional player. Maybe he would take a lower salary like $3M vs $4M he is set to make with lots of cash performance incentives. That’s what DeVito makes and TJ can out play him. I’m of the school that respects him for the pay cut and his continued fight to be a better player. So many would have struggled, give up and tanked while getting rich stealing.

  • Merlin_Arrowhead_Addict

    Everyone has a price, and his should not be high. Extend Smith, Sign Schwartz and see what you can do about Tyson.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    For the right deal, I’d bring him back. He’s a vastly improved football player.

  • cyberry

    I do like the idea of having a “pass-rushing” DE But the Chiefs will be doing some good size adjustments to the secondary keeping the same front seven would make the transitions easier and more successful. Too many changes or just the wrong ones at the same time can mess with chemistry of the team..

  • berttheclock

    Pass rushing DEs in a 3-4 system are a rarity. J J Watt is a freak of nature at that position. Don’t expect many others to be able to do what he does and, by the way, Watt has the green light to move himself up and down the line of scrimmage as he determines where he needs to rush. Jackson had 4 sacks last season with is rather high for said DE in that system. The Chiefs’ system relies more heavily on the pass rushing ability if the linebackers. That is why the Chiefs need to improve their ILB and find a younger replacement for the aging Hali. Several have mentioned how Seattle harassed Manning. They did it with a 4-3 and their rush came from their DEs, in fact, at times, they played 4 DEs on their line. Different system, so, the results came from different positions than what is used by Sutton and the Chiefs.

  • freshmeat62

    If Dorsey/Reid think they can’t do any better in the draft, then I guess resign him, but something has to be done somewhere in the front 7 to put more pressure on the QB. They can’t be status quo.

    • berttheclock

      Hey, check out

      I had touted Tyler Stagg early on for a late round pick for ILB, but, he ran his 40 more like Amos Alonso Stagg. However, he ripped off a 6.64 3 cone and at six four 250, that is some hustle. But, check out some of the other surprises and losers from that drill. Now, Kony Ealy from Mizzou might really fit as a LB in a 3-4, but, he, probably, will not be there at 23.