UPDATE: Tuesday, 12:51 p.m. Arrowhead Time
The Chiefs have made the Bashaud Breeland deal official.
Reports: Chiefs re-signing CB Bashaud Breeland to one-year deal
(Originally posted: April 9, 2020)
Veteran cornerback Bashaud Breeland, who had an interception in the Super Bowl, is returning to the Chiefs on a one-year deal worth up to $4.5 million, according to a source. Breeland played in every game for the Super Bowl champs last season.— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) April 9, 2020
Friend-of-the-site Terez Paylor of Yahoo! Sports has confirmed Demovsky’s report.
The Chiefs are re-signing Bashaud Breeland to a one-year, $4.5 million deal, a source confirms. @RobDemovsky had that first.— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) April 9, 2020
The Kansas City Star’s Herbie Teope has chimed in with another confirmation.
Breeland. 28, is entering his seventh NFL season after being drafted out of Clemson by the Washington Redskins in the fourth round (102nd overall) in the 2014 NFL Draft. This will be Breeland’s second season with the Chiefs. The team signed him to a one-year deal worth $2 million in 2019.
Breeland certainly lived up to that deal in 2019, allowing a completion percentage of just 48.4 and a quarterback rating of 92.2, collecting 48 tackles (37 solo) eight passes defensed and two interceptions over 15 starts. In the playoffs, he collected 15 solo tackles, three passes defensed — and a big interception in Super Bowl LIV.
Breeland was expected to be seeking a longer-term deal in free agency. As a free agent in 2018, he had signed a three-year, $24 million dollar deal with the Carolina Panthers that was voided when he failed a physical after sustaining a foot infection.
During training camp that July, the Chiefs had Breeland in for a visit. He appeared to be fully recovered from the infection — and signs seemed to indicate the Chiefs were close to making a deal. But Breeland left St. Joseph without making a Chiefs contract, ultimately settling for being a midseason pickup for the Green Bay Packers in 2018.
With this move, the Chiefs move a step closer to entering with NFL draft on April 23 without serious positional needs for 2020. And also... this:
The Chiefs are all in on defending the title with the fellas that won it.— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) April 9, 2020