Just two seasons ago, Chris Jones and Tyreek Hill were Super Bowl-winning teammates on the Kansas City Chiefs. Now, the latter is starring for the Miami Dolphins and putting his former teammate on the shortlist of candidates for his next highlight reel, though not for the reason one might expect.
“This how ima do Micah [Parsons] and Chris Jones I’m too much on that edge,” Hill posted on September 19 with a clip of him securing a block and springing running back Raheem Mostert for a first down in the Dolphins’ 24-17 win over the New England Patriots in Week 2.
Tyreek Hill Puts Chris Jones on Notice for Dolphins at Chiefs in Week 9
The carry was one of 18 for Mostert who totaled 121 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. Hill had a relatively quiet night, snagging five of nine targets for 40 yards, though he did record a receiving touchdown. The message also drew the attention of former NFL wideout Chad Johnson.
— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) September 19, 2023
Hill made no secret that he is looking forward to facing his former team.
“Chiefs Kingdom, when the Miami Dolphins come to Arrowhead Stadium this year, guess what we gonna do.” Hill said during an appearance on Sports Radio 810 WHB in Kansas City in April. “Guess what we gonna DO! I hate to say it, man. I hate to throw up the peace sign against y’all. I hate to do it! But guess what? I’m gonna be y’all worst enemy that day. I’m gonna be y’all worst enemy that day.”
The two teams will face off in Week 9, though it will not be Hill’s first time back in Arrowhead Stadium since the Chiefs traded him to the Dolphins ahead of the 2022 season. The game will take place in Germany for the NFL Frankfurt Game.
Kansas City has not looked like their championship selves through two weeks, ranking 22nd in scoring while Miami ranks fourth.
Chris Jones Ready For Full Workload
Jones’ return may have come at the best time. He made his debut in the Chiefs’ 17-9 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars after being in the building for their season-opening loss to the Detroit Lions. Though he missed the entire offseason program and preseason, Jones says he is ready to get back into the full swing of things and off of his pitch count.
“I’m ready to get off this s***,” he said, per Mike Florio of NBC Sports Chicago on September 17.
The four-time Pro Bowler played just 34 (51%) of the Chiefs’ snaps in Week 2. But he still managed to record 1.5 sacks, two quarterback hits, and a deflection.
“I had the most energy on the team,” Jones said. “I felt amazing on the sidelines, but a lot of guys played a lot of snaps, and we asked a lot of guys to step up, which they did. . . . It was a hostile environment. It was very humid. The heat is serious in Florida.”
Chris Jones Echoes Patrick Mahomes’ Message After Re-Worked Contract
Jones signed a one-year contract worth up to $25 million to end his holdout. But he was not the only piece of business the Chiefs had on the docket. They agreed with Patrick Mahomes on a reworked pay schedule for his 10-year, $450 million pact.
Mahomes will receive $210 million between the 2023 and 2026 seasons, leading to post “Thank you, God” in reaction.
A reaction Jones seconded, saying, “On repeat.”
On repeat https://t.co/Zp82fefwM8
— Chris Jones (@StoneColdJones) September 18, 2023
Mahomes’ deal will pay him roughly $7 million more next season than before the restructure. There was a belief that the Chiefs could be hard-pressed to retain Jones on the franchise tag after this season. But Jones is also said to be open to a new contract, potentially setting the stage for the Chiefs’ core to stay together a while longer.
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