While the Kansas City Chiefs were putting the beatdown on the Chicago Bears on Saturday afternoon, GM John Dorsey was busy making a trade with Chip Kelly and the San Francisco 49ers.
Andy Reid found out about the trade minutes before he was speaking to the media so he didn’t know much about him. Dorsey was available to the media after the game and he talked a little bit about who Acker is.
“Last year, he played basically 70 percent of the snaps with three interceptions. As Toub said, he’s a four-phase special teams guy. He’s got the measurables. He’s right there at the Mendoza line. He’s got athleticism. He’s one of those that can help with special teams. He’s a backup corner that can help us.”
Chiefs general manager John Dorsey on the trade for 49ers CB Kenneth Acker. pic.twitter.com/teocMD6CzP— Pete Sweeney (@pgsween) August 27, 2016
Acker is a 2014 sixth round draft pick who played primarily outside with the 49ers last year. It’s the experience that jumps out at me because the Chiefs have a number of very young defensive backs. Steven Nelson, KeiVarae Russell, Eric Murray and DJ White have very few snaps. And Phillip Gaines and Marcus Peters have basically just one season under their belt. Experience comes at a premium right now.
The Mendoza Line is 5’10, but the way ... Dorsey said Acker is around 5’11 and 191 pounds.