The Kansas City Chiefs have reportedly given tight end Anthony Fasano a $16 million contract. This according to multiple reports.
Anthony Fasano's deal with Chiefs is four years, $16 million, including $4.5 million signing bonus, per league source.— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) March 12, 2013
Pretty shocked that Anthony Fasano got $16M for 4 yrs frim KC. He gets $4.5M to sign, $5.75M total in 2013, $9.5M in 1st 2 yrs. Wow— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 12, 2013
That's a healthy contract. One that makes it clear Fasano will be an important contributor for at least the next couple of seasons (sorta like Kevin Boss's deal ... whoops). It seems like a lot of money for a guy who probably won't have more than 500 yards a season. Blocking and things like that are key ... but obviously I'd like to see that production translated to numbers.
New contracts always affects other players at the same position. For the Chiefs, that's Tony Moeaki, whose rookie contract expires after the 2013 season. Makes you wonder.
Check out this article from a few weeks back about the Chiefs future of the Chiefs tight ends under Andy Reid.
Fasano will be making about 4 mil per year while Moeaki will be making about a half million per year.— Michael Admire (@Admire_OnAir) March 12, 2013
I like the sign of Anthony Fasano by the Chiefs. Solid player. Complements Tony Moeaki well (when healthy).— Alen Dumonjic (@Dumonjic_Alen) March 12, 2013
Fasano is ok. Nothing great, but nice to have another decent TE on the roster with Moeaki's injury history. #chiefs— Tom Fehr (@TJFsports) March 12, 2013
Fasano isn't a playmaker at TE...still see this spot being Moeaki's (health ?) to lose even with this addition.— ThatsMyQuarterback (@TheFilmRoom) March 12, 2013