It's time for some of those men on the franchise tag to sign last-minute long-term contracts, and we'll start with Kansas City's great defensive tackle Chris Jones. Jones has agreed to a four-year, $80-million contract that includes $37 million at signing and $60 million guaranteed for injury. Jones had 9 sacks and 35 hurries last season despite missing three games, and played a key role in the defense that kept the 49ers down in the second half of the Chiefs' Super Bowl victory in February.
UPDATE: Now the Browns are "finalizing" (so it's not yet official) a 5-year, $125-million contract with Myles Garrett that will make him the top defensive player in the league in average annual salary. This is not a deal for a player on the franchise tag, Garrett still has two years left on his rookie contract so this is a deal through 2026.