Chiefs fans will love the lofty goal that Chris Jones set for himself in 2024

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Chris Jones is back for the next half decade after signing a five-year deal worth $158.75 million this offseason. It was a bit of an unexpected move, as many wouldn't have been shocked to see the Kansas City Chiefs let the star pass-rusher move on and make big money elsewhere.

Well, he's back in Chiefs red and gold for the foreseeable future and he's already setting lofty goals for himself in what will be his ninth NFL season. On Wednesday, the Chiefs tweeted a video of Jones doing some drills at OTAs. Jones then quote tweeted it and said "20+ sacks", which definitely got Chiefs fans excited and fans of any of the other 31 teams nervous.

Chris Jones tweet has Chiefs fans elated for 2024 season

Jones' career-high sack number is 15.5, which he's done on two separate occasions (2018 and 2022). Since stats became an official stat in 1982, only 13 players have amassed the 20-sack total with the most recent instance coming in 2021 when T.J. Watt did it with the Steelers.

In other words, it's possible for a player to get 20 sacks in a season but it's not easy. Also working against Jones in this stat is his age. He's set to turn 30 years old this July and the oldest player to notch 20 sacks in a season was Michael Strahan in his age-29 season in 2001.

Sometimes players set simpler goals for them to reach. Pass-rushers might typically make a goal of reaching double-digit sacks in the upcoming season but that's not good enough for Jones. He wants 20 or more and Chiefs fans love that he's making an ambitious goal. It means that hopefully he balls out and wreaks havoc on opposing quarterbacks.