Raiders Could Make Big Splash in Free Agency by Signing Chiefs' Chris Jone

The Las Vegas Raiders have struggled to find a dependable defensive tackle since 2012.

Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones is set to be a free agent at the end of the 2023 season.

Jones is a transformative force on the inside who would team up with Maxx Crosby to make the Raiders defense one to be reckoned with.

The Raiders don’t generate much of an interior pass rush.Adding a player like Jones takes a lot off of Crosby’s plate.

Jones is likely looking at a record-breaking contract this offseason in the neighborhood of the $95 million contract the Los Angeles Rams gave Aaron Donald.

The Raiders have $51.3 million in salary cap space dedicated to the defense. That’s the third-lowest in the NFL.

The team can afford to spend a bit more on the defense to add an impact player like Chris Jones.The Raiders haven’t had a top-15 defense since the

2002 season. A duo of Jones and Maxx Crosby would form an elite pass rushing attack.Having a great defensive line helps mask potential issues in the 

secondary.The Raiders have avoided spending big on defense for years but Jones is the kind of player a team should do whatever they can to add.

If he does end up hitting free agency, Las Vegas should be one of the first teams to call.