The NFL announced that the Kansas City Chiefs will receive an additional pick in this year’s draft late Friday afternoon.
32 compensatory choices in the 2018 @NFL Draft have been awarded to 15 teams pic.twitter.com/7so8TJfChd— Michael Signora (@NFLfootballinfo) February 23, 2018
The compensatory choice was given to the Chiefs due to the offseason departure of then-free agent quarterback Nick Foles, who went on to sign with the Philadelphia Eagles. 32 compensatory picks were awarded across the league.
As it stands now, the Chiefs own the following six picks in the draft:
- Round 2 (54th overall)
- Round 3 (78th overall, via WAS)
- Round 3 (86th overall)
- Round 4
- Round 6
- Round 6 (209th overall)
Many thought the pick would be as high as a third-rounder due to Foles winning the Super Bowl MVP award, since the formula takes into account salary, playing time and postseason honors. Obviously, that was not the case.
The Chiefs could still earn additional picks based upon unreleased conditions of trades from previous seasons, and the compensation in the Marcus Peters deal is not yet known.
The NFL first allowed compensatory picks to be traded in 2017, and that will continue in 2018.
We will update Arrowhead Pride as more picks are officially confirmed.