The Chiefs are making a strong push to retain the services of star safety Eric Berry, a source confirmed to The Star on Monday. ESPN reported the news first. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport also reported that the club is negotiating a deal to make Berry the highest-paid safety in the NFL.
"I would just reiterate what Andy has said several times throughout the offseason, which is he’s very happy with Alex and Alex is going to be our starter going into 2017," Hunt said.
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.
The Chiefs are finalizing a five-year, $41.25 million contract extension with $20 million guaranteed for guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, a source told The Star on Monday.
Duvernay-Tardif is in medical school at McGill and tends to his studies during the offseason. But since being drafted by the Chiefs, he has returned to Kansas City each year to participate in most of their offseason workouts and all of their offseason practices.
The Kansas City Chiefs have a new name attached to them in a recent mock draft from NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein, moving away from quarterback or cornerback for a new edge rusher. Tim Williams is a defensive end/outside linebacker from Alabama who the Chiefs could grab to help bolster the pass rush at No. 27 overall. Zierlein writes:
In this article, I will use the 2016 Pro Football Focus grading system and 2016 salary cap numbers to determine which Chiefs were the most overpaid and underpaid players, and hopefully help answer those questions along the way.
"It’s always intriguing in San Francisco, the kind of startups out there and the environment they have," Poe said. "Kansas City was also really intriguing for me because that’s where I play, and second, you figure out how many startups are growing here."