This seems ... optimistic? NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport is reporting that the Chiefs and Eric Berry are working on a deal that would make him the highest paid safety in the NFL. There are no sources named here so we don’t know where this coming from.
#Chiefs are negotiating a deal with Eric Berry for him to be the highest paid safety in @NFL, source says. The sides are working hard at it.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 27, 2017
And Adam Schefter:
Chiefs making strong push to wrap up deal with S Eric Berry by Wednesday's tag deadline, per sources. Team determined to keep him in KC.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 27, 2017
Previously, we saw Chiefs GM John Dorsey characterize the talks as “positive” while Berry’s agent tweeted our story out and said he wouldn’t call them positive. So, let’s wait and see on this one.
What’s clear is Berry’s value to the Chiefs. He is their team MVP and the heart and soul. This entire time I’ve been saying that I can’t imagine Berry in another uniform. It appears the two sides are trying hard to make sure that never comes.
One more from Rapoport below. Deadlines make deals...
Once #Chiefs lock up Eric Berry -- and they're trying -- it opens up the possibility of franchise tagging DT Dontari Poe. Could keep both— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 27, 2017