3 Chiefs Who Must Be Re-Signed to Ensure a Three-Peat in 2025 (and 1 That Can Walk)

Feb 11, 2024; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones (95) warms up
Feb 11, 2024; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones (95) warms up / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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What can I say that hasn't already been said about tonight's game? What started out as a bit of a slog turned into one of the most memorable Super Bowls in a long time, and only the second to ever reach over time.

It took nearly the entirety of the overtime period, and despite the disrespect the Chiefs faced throughout the season, they're back-to-back champions.

Now, attention turns towards something that has never happened. There won't be much celebration before the Chiefs' organization immediately turns their sites on achieving an unprecedented third straight win.

Chasing history like that will start with keeping the important parts of this roster in Kansas City. And that means re-signing these key free agents.

1. Re-Sign: Chris Jones

I know we're not loving the idea of spending another offseason speculating on Chris Jones, but how can you watch this postseason and put anyone else at the top of the list?

Twice with playoff games on the line, Jones came up with a massive play, getting enough pressure to bail out the secondary for blown coverage. You can't re-sign a player based on two plays, obviously, but it's more about how indicative those are of his impact.

Jones is arguably the NFL's best pass-rusher, and he's also a unique one. While most elite rushers are almost purely EDGE defenders, Jones can do it from both the interior and the edge. He's also as consistent as they come, with pass-rush grades on Pro Football Focus north of 90.0 in three of the last four years (hitting 89.0 the only time in that stretch that he fell short of 90).

He's ninth in the NFL in tackles for loss (TFLs) and seventh in sacks over the last two seasons, and the way his impact is felt all the way up into the secondary makes him a crucial piece to re-sign, whatever it takes.