Who Is Chris Jones?
Chris Jones (born Christopher Deshun Jones) is a popular American football defensive tackle for the Kansas City Chiefs of the NFL (National Football League). While in college, he played college football at Mississippi State and was drafted in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Chiefs.
How Old Is Chris Jones?
Jones is 29 years old as of September 2023, having been born on July 3, 1994, in Houston, Mississippi, U.S.A. Chris Jones shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Nathan Doan, Sara Waisglass, Olivia Munn, Patrick Wilson, and many more.
Chris Jones Family
Who are Chris Jones’s Parents?
Jones was born to Chris Jones Sr. (Father) and Mary Woodhouse (Mother).
Does Chris Jones have Siblings?
Chris was raised along with his two sisters namely; Candace and Camry.
Chris Jones Education
Jones received his high school education at Houston High School. In high school, he played high school football for Hilltoppers. After high school, he attended Mississippi State University.
Chris Jones Wife
Jones is married to the love of his life, Sheawna Weathersby, a popular model, social media influencer, and licensed Esthetician. However, it is not known when they got married.
Chris Jones Kids
Jones has three kids with his wife Sheawane. The names of his kids are; Chris Jones II, Deuce, and Carson Dakota Jones.
Chris Jones Height – Measurements
Adding to his well-built body is a height of 6 feet 6 inches (1.98m) and a weight of 141kg (310 lbs).
Chris Jones Career
Chris Jones College Career
As a true freshman at Mississippi State, he appeared in all 13 games and made three starts in 2013. He had 32 tackles and three sacks. As a sophomore, he appeared in all 13 games, recording 44 tackles and 2.5 sacks. He made the decision to forgo his senior following the conclusion of his junior year and enter the 2016 NFL Draft.
Chris Jones Professional Career
Analysts and scouts projected Jones coming out of college to be drafted in the second round. NFLDraftScout.com ranked him the eighth-best defensive tackle and the 48th-best prospect. He was then invited to the NFL Combine and completed the entire workout and all the positional drills.
Chris Jones 2016
He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the second round with the 37th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. In 2016, he was the fifth defensive tackle drafted. The Chiefs signed him to a four-year, $6.23 million contract with $3.44 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $2.73 million on May 8, 2016. To be the starting end, he had to compete with Jaye Howard, Allen Bailey, Nick Williams, and Jimmy Staten in the training camp. As a result, he was named the backup left defensive end, behind Jaye Howard, to begin the regular season.
He made his professional regular debut in the Kansas City Chiefs’ season-opening 33-27 victory over the San Diego Chargers. After Allen Bailey was placed on the injured reserve, Jones was named the starting right defensive end on October 18, 2016. He earned his first career start on October 23, 2016, and recorded two solo tackles in a 27-21 win against the New Orleans Saints. He finished his rookie season with 28 combined tackles and four pass deflections in 16 games and 11 starts. And was named to the NFL All-Rookie Team.
Chris Jones 2017
In week 2 on September 17, 2017, he recorded three sacks, two forced fumbles, and an interception in a 27-20 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. His performance earned him AFC Defensive Player of the Week. Overall, he finished his sophomore season with 6.5 sacks, 32 total tackles, one interception, seven passes defended, and four fumbles with five starts and 16 appearances.
Chris Jones 2018
In a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars during week 5, he returned an interception 20 yards for a touchdown in the 30-14 victory. Later in the same game, he was ejected for punching Andrew Norwell in his right thigh. From week 5 to week 16, he recorded a sack in all games, setting an NFL record of 11 consecutive games with a sack. He went on and broke the previous NFL record previously held by Simon Fletcher who recorded a sack from week 11 of 1992 to week 3 of the 1993 season. Because of his performance in 2018, he was named second-team All-Pro.
Chris Jones 2019
In week 10, he recorded two sacks on Ryan Tannehill, one of which was a strip sack recovered by teammate Tanoh Kpassagnon in the 35-32 loss against the Tennessee Titans. He was also named to his first Pro Bowl. Overall, he finished the 2019 season with 36 total tackles, nine sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, and four passes defended. He helped the Chiefs reach Super Bowl LIV. But they were defeated by the San Francisco 49ers 31-20.
Chris Jones 2020
The Chiefs placed the franchise tag on Jones on March 16, 2020. On July 15, he signed a four-year contract worth $80 million with $60 million guaranteed. On November 5, he was placed on the COVID-19 reserve and was removed the following day. He recorded his first career safety in week 14, on a sack on quarterback Tua Tagavailoa. He finished the 2020 season with 36 total tackles, 7.5 sacks, four passes defensed, and two forced fumbles. Moreover, he was named to his second Pro Bowl. The Chiefs went on to reach the Super Bowl LV but filed to defend their championship after losing 31-9 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Chris Jones 2021
In week 11, he had five tackles, 3.5 sacks, a pass deflection, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery in a 19-9 win over the Cowboys. This made him earn the AFC Defensive Player of the Week. He was then named to his third consecutive Pro Bowl. And was ranked 39th by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2022.
Chris Jones 2022
That year, he recorded 44 tackles, 15.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, and 1 fumble recovery. He helped his team get the #1 seed in the AFC. In Super Bowl LVII, he recorded three tackles in the Chiefs’ 38-35 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
Chris Jones 2023
He did not report on the Chiefs’ training camp. Reportedly, he did not show up because he was holding out for a contract extension as the 2023 season is the final year of his contract. He went on and received a mandatory fine of $50,000 for each day he did not report. On August 29, 2023, the Chiefs placed him on the reserve/did no report list. On September 11, 2023, he and the Chiefs agreed to a new one-year contract. The CVhiefs then activated him the following day and received a roster exemption.
Chris Jones Salary
Jones earns an annual basic salary of $20 million working as a football defensive tackle.
Chris Jones’s Net Worth
Chris boasts an estimated net worth of $10 million. He has accumulated his wealth through his career as a football defensive tackle player.