Adam Schefter: 'I don’t think Chris Jones is gonna want to leave'

Adam Schefter brings some positive news regarding Chris Jones early in the offseason.

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Now that the confetti has been picked up from Allegiant Stadium and the Kansas City Chiefs are ready to celebrate their Super Bowl championship (again!), the larger conversation is beginning to turn to the team's offseason and specifically the daunting questions they face as they look to rebuild the roster for a run at a three-peat.

The single biggest question facing Chiefs general manager Brett Veach is undoubtedly about the team's ability or willingness to bring back All-Pro defensive tackle Chris Jones, especially after such a contentious offseason last year.

Don't forget that the Chiefs and Jones were both saying all of the right things for a full year leading up to last offseason, yet somehow both parties weren't able to get anything done. Instead of having money freed up based on the structure of a new extension, the Chiefs were financially handcuffed from spending what they would have in the open market—especially at receiver—while Jones decided to hold out through the first week of the regular season.

Coming into this year, it was believed that Jones was likely one-and-done after being tagged last year, but since then, winning has cured all ills and the positive relationships involved have brought around some goodwill toward a new long-term deal. Then again, everything was positive last year at this time, too.

ESPN reporter Adam Schefter appeared on The Pat McAfee Show to discuss the future of the Chiefs and their ability to run it back again for an unheard-of three-peat and he had some good news on Jones. Specifically, Schefter stated that he believes the Chiefs stand a very good chance of retaining him if they're in the general financial ballpark.

"Chris Jones, by the way, I know he’ll want to get paid, of course. But, there’s certainly a bond there, you can see the way he and Andy Reid acted after the game. I don’t think he’s gonna want to leave unless there’s some huge difference in offers between Kansas City and somewhere else. And the Chiefs value him. They want him back," said Schefter.

For Jones, the chance to remain in Kansas City would be his best move if he wanted to potentially cement his legacy and a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He's already a hero in K.C. with 75 career sacks and 175 quarterback hits to go with his three Super Bowl rings, but further championship glory and another couple of outstanding seasons could earn him mention alongside the best to ever play the game.

That said, money talks, and a lot of teams around the NFL would love to help deplete the Chiefs' roster by signing away their single greatest pass rusher by a country mile. How much money will it take? At least the Chiefs know they have the positive vibes working in their favor at this point.

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