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    Chris Jones Defends Chiefs Owner Clark Hunt After Poor NFLPA Grade: ‘Double Birds for Anybody Who Gave My Owner an F’

    Chris Jones recently signed a long-term extension with the Chiefs and is happy to have the back of the owner who helped make that deal possible.

    Clark Hunt has been the owner of the Kansas City Chiefs since 2006, and his standing with players around the league has seemingly never been lower.

    The son of Chiefs’ founder Lamar Hunt was graded out as a surprising “F-” in the latest NFLPA survey, an anonymous scale given to every player around the league.

    Since that ruling was brought down, one enraged member and star of the Chiefs’ current dynasty run has made his feelings felt on the disapproving players.

    Chris Jones Has Kansas City Chiefs Owner Clark Hunt’s Back

    In early March, All-Pro defensive tackle Chris Jones became the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history after signing a five-year deal worth nearly $160 million.

    Since then, Jones has expressed his displeasure with how the Chiefs’ owner has been spoken about regarding the NFLPA survey.

    “They graded my owner an F; I got two middle fingers for them. He’s an A+ in my book. Brought back Mike Danna, Tershawn Wharton, Mike Pennel,” Jones said Friday morning. “We were able to bring a lot of guys back that helped us get there last year.”

    In 2023, Jones recorded 10.5 sacks despite a contract dispute that kept him out of the opening game of the NFL season. He helped the Chiefs win Super Bowl 58, a 25-22 overtime victory against the San Francisco 49ers.

    Jones’ comments toward Hunt show he’s an owner willing to give contracts to anyone they feel is important to the Chiefs’ goal of winning Super Bowls.

    The issue at hand, though, is that that wasn’t why Hunt received his poor grade from the NFLPA.

    Why Did Hunt Get an F Grade in the NFLPA Survey?

    One of the many reasons Hunt was given a poor grade was because many of the promises made during the previous offseason did not come to fruition, not because he didn’t help the Chiefs win consecutive Super Bowls.

    The report detailed “a rating of 4.9/10 from Chiefs players when considering his (Hunt’s) willingness to invest in the facilities.”

    Hunt later clarified that he did not read the actual report but acknowledged that renovations to team facilities were “overdue.”

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    “I mentioned the practice facility is something we’re going to continue to think about,” Hunt said after his plans for renovations to Arrowhead Stadium. “It’s coming up on 20 years. We’ve certainly, in a lot of ways, outgrown it, and we recognize we need to expand it and modernize it.”

    While Hunt looks to try and find ways to improve the facilities that house his players, one of his more important ones still has his back.

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