Dre’Mont Jones agreed to a three-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks, the free agent defensive tackle told CBS Sports on Monday.
With Jones leaving Denver, the Broncos found an instant replacement, agreeing to a contract with free agent Zach Allen, per multiple media reports.
Multiple media outlets put the value of Jones’ contract at $51 million. The $17 million average annual value would be the largest ever received by a free agent joining the Seahawks under the leadership of coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider, according to ESPN.
Jones’ pact includes a guaranteed $23.5 million, per the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Jones, a Cleveland native, reportedly drew interest from the Browns before landing with the Seahawks.
Allen reportedly is getting a three-year, $45.75 million contract that guarantees him $32.5 million.
Jones, 26, became a full-time starter for the Broncos in 2022, his fourth NFL season. The 26-year-old matched his career high of 6.5 sacks, set a career high of 47 tackles (nine for loss) and added 10 quarterback hits and one forced fumble in 13 games, all starts.
Jones missed the final four games of the season due to a hip injury.
The 2019 third-round draft pick out of Ohio State has career totals of 22 sacks, 133 tackles (28 for loss), 38 quarterback hits, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery across 56 games (29 starts).
Allen, 25, had career highs with 5.5 sacks and eight passes defensed last year while making 47 tackles (10 for loss) in 13 games, all starts. It was his fourth NFL season, all with the Arizona Cardinals, who selected him in the third round of the 2019 draft out of Boston College.
In 45 career NFL games (35 starts), Allen has 11.5 sacks, three fumble recoveries, 138 tackles (21 for loss), 15 passes defensed and one interception.
–Field Level Media