Chiefs’ Chris Jones does not need to hear ‘the R phrase’ after Travis Kelce was requested about retirement

Chiefs’ Chris Jones does not need to hear ‘the R phrase’ after Travis Kelce was requested about retirement

Travis Kelce’s Kansas Metropolis Chiefs teammate, defensive sort out Chris Jones, doesn’t need to hear discuss of retirement from his star tight finish. 

That is as a result of every time Kelce goes, Jones is following him.

“He’s acquired like 4 or 5 extra years, and what’s he speaking about, proper?” Jones stated on Wednesday, per ESPN. “We will’t let TK go. It’s like we retire, we’ve acquired to retire collectively. Give me a minimum of six, 4 years, then we’ll discuss it.”

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Travis Kelce, left, and Chris Jones of the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs rejoice after successful Tremendous Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, on Feb. 12, 2023. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Pictures)

Jones’ years earlier than they’re finished enjoying soccer could also be far and wide, however the normal level is that he doesn’t need to even take into consideration retirement proper now. 

Jones, 29, is way youthful than the 34-year-old Kelce, however the Chiefs prolonged each of those key items to their dynasty this offseason. 

Jones was given a five-year extension value nearly $160 million with $95 million assured, making him the highest-paid defensive sort out within the historical past of the NFL. Jones additionally famous that he has each intention to satisfy the whole size of his new deal. 

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As for Kelce, the four-time All-Professional and future Corridor of Famer will probably be getting $17 million assured this season after agreeing to a two-year, $34.25 million extension.

The Chiefs are centered on doing one thing no different group has: successful three straight Tremendous Bowls. So, Jones doesn’t need to hear “the R phrase” in any respect.

“As soon as you start to consider issues like that, you’re attending to feed the thoughts these varieties of ideas,” Jones stated. “I don’t even need my thoughts to even go that far to the R phrase.”

When Kelce was requested about retirement on Tuesday, he reassured reporters and everybody else listening that he nonetheless has quite a bit left to present the sport he loves. 

“I’m going to do it till the wheels fall off,” he stated, per Fox 4 KC. “Hopefully, that doesn’t occur anytime quickly. I can positively perceive that it’s towards the tip of the highway than the start of it. I simply acquired to verify I’m arrange for after soccer as effectively.

Travis Kelce looks on

Travis Kelce will not be able to retire from soccer. (Luke Hales/Getty Pictures/File)

“I actually can’t put a timeframe on it.”

Kelce added, “I like coming to work each single day” and nonetheless feels “that I’m a bit of child after I come on this constructing.”

Kelce hasn’t proven a single signal of slowing down, posting 984 yards with 5 touchdowns on 93 catches in the course of the common season; that’s thought-about a down yr by his requirements. However he was cash within the postseason, making 32 catches for 355 yards with three touchdowns within the Chiefs’ 4 playoff video games, together with 9 receptions within the additional time Tremendous Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers. 

As soon as Jones rejoined the Chiefs originally of the season – he had a contract dispute with Kansas Metropolis, however they figured issues out – he totaled 10.5 sacks, marking back-to-back seasons of double digits in that class. He had 30 mixed tackles as effectively.

Travis Kelce and Chris Jones pose

Travis Kelce, left, and Chris Jones of the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs attend the ESPY Awards in Hollywood, California on July 12, 2023. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Pictures)

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These two gamers have been important items for head coach Andy Reid to deploy on sport days, and he’s hoping to proceed doing so so long as they’re on the roster.

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