Kansas City Chiefs third round pick Kareem Hunt has put pen to paper on his first official contract in the NFL. His agency tweeted out the picture of him signing it (and the Chiefs confirmed).
These are all mostly slotted contracts with not much room for negotiation. The Chiefs do have two picks left to sign, first round pick Patrick Mahomes and second round pick Tanoh Kpassagnon. I don’t think anyone anticipates any hiccups in those contracts. They have been participating in OTAs but probably signed an injury waiver to do so.
The Chiefs signed draft picks Jehu Chesson (fourth), Ukeme Eligwe (fifth) and Leon McQuay III (sixth) back on May 6.
One of the hot topics of conversation this offseason has been how the Chiefs will use Hunt and Spencer Ware. Hunt’s balance and ability to catch the ball this offseason have been noted. Ware was on a tear early last season for a concussion seemed to derail his momentum. I see the Chiefs having a good split between the two so that they have fresh(-ish) legs late in the season and, potentially, the playoffs.