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Chris Jones doesn’t just want one or two Super Bowl titles. He wants them all.
Less than a week after signing a four-year, $80 million extension, the Kansas City Chiefs defensive star went full Miami Heatles during an appearance on 610 Sports’ Cody and Gold show Monday, telling the hosts to prepare for more celebrations in the near future.
“This is only the beginning. We plan to have another parade and another parade and another parade. We’re going to make sure we bring not one, not two, not three, not four, but five-plus rings to Kansas City. It’s been 50 years of waiting, but the wait is over now. It’s time to create a dynasty.”
The Chiefs have given themselves a genuine chance to prove Jones right.
Quarterback Patrick Mahomes is signed until 2032, both defensive end Frank Clark and Jones are under contract through 2024, wideout Tyreek Hill has three years left on his current deal, and tight end Travis Kelce isn’t a free agent until 2022.
The team’s core is locked in place, and that doesn’t even account for rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire, whom Kansas City drafted with the No. 32 overall pick in April.
On paper, the Chiefs appear to be one of the rare Super Bowl champions to have gotten stronger heading into their title defense.
Jones’ individual strength is already well-established. He recored 36 total tackles, nine sacks, four pass deflections and one forced fumble last season.
It’s hard to see a team in the AFC West knocking Kansas City off anytime soon.
But much like The Heatles, those words could come back to bite Jones.
Miami won only two rings in four years after LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh teamed up. Then again, it’s hard to call that superteam anything but a success.
If the Chiefs fare the same, it won’t be any less impressive.