The Kansas City Chiefs are closing in on a deal to send linebacker Dee Ford to the San Francisco 49ers, as first reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
More trade news: The #Chiefs are deep in talks with the #49ers on a trade for star pass-rusher Dee Ford, sources say. Things have escalated and this could get done by the end of the night. Ford needs to work out a new contract with SF, which is a big piece of this.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 13, 2019
The Green Bay Packers, who were also speculated to be interested, agreed to sign two pass rushers earlier Tuesday, which likely escalated the talks.
Rapoport later added that the deal is “essentially agreed to.” The Chiefs will receive a second-round pick in 2020.
The trade is essentially agreed to — Ford for a 2020 2nd round pick. That assumes the #49ers get a deal done with Ford. https://t.co/g4tYK2tWFh— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 13, 2019
ESPN’s Josina Anderson is reporting that the 49ers plan to give Ford a deal somewhere in the range of five years and $87.5 million, which would equate to $17.4 million per season.
Sounds like the #49ers will give Dee Ford a multi-year deal once the trade becomes official in the line of 5 years/$87.5M, per source. https://t.co/McLKKxheel— ig: josinaanderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 13, 2019
The deal is done, per friend of the site Terez Paylor of Yahoo! Sports.
Ford just secured the bag, folks. He’s agreed to a five-year deal worth $87.5 million, a source confirms.— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) March 13, 2019
And the contract year, my friends, remains undefeated.
On the Chiefs side of the trade, sending Ford to San Francisco means $15.44 million worth of free cap space for 2019. Are they targeting someone in particular?
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