Tennessee Titans agree to contract extension with Ben Jones

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 10: Center Ben Jones
GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 10: Center Ben Jones /

The Tennessee Titans have agreed to a contract extension with center Ben Jones.

Tennessee Titans center Ben Jones will remain with the team beyond 2019, as the two sides have agreed to a multi-year contract extension.

Jim Wyatt of Titans Online has the latest on the extension.

"The Titans have agreed to terms with center Ben Jones on a contract extension."

We don’t know how much is guaranteed and given the structure of a lot of other contracts around the NFL we can assume that there is probably a solid amount of potential relief in 2021 if the Titans were to move on.

Jones was a fourth-round pick of the Houston Texans back in 2012 and played in all 64 games during his four years there, starting in 43 of them.

The Titans signed Jones back in 2016 and he has played and started in 16 games during every year of his tenure in Tennessee as the team’s center.

Jones also has the versatility to play guard, which is where he spent some time with the Texans. It was thought that he could move to right guard for the team in 2019, but head coach Mike Vrabel stated that Kevin Pamphile will start there.

Jones was one of a slew of impending free agents the Titans will have to address this offseason. It is a bit of a surprise the team is not wasting any time in extending the center.

Jones is the second Titans player to get an extension this offseason. The team inked safety Kevin Byard to the richest contract for a safety in NFL history back in July.

Coming up this offseason, the Titans will have to make decisions on fellow offensive lineman Dennis Kelly and Jack Conklin. Conklin has been battling knee issues the past few seasons, but has looked very good this preseason and could earn himself a big payday with a resurgence in 2019.

Kelly figures to be the backup plan if the Titans can’t or don’t want to retain Conklin beyond this season.