The Kansas City Chiefs are evaluating their options with a pair of key defenders and it seems as if the team may be looking to part ways with star linebacker Dee Ford.
According to Ian Rapoport, the Chiefs are open to trading Ford and the asking price for the 27-year-old is not too high, as the team is only asking for a second-round pick.
From @gmfb: The #Chiefs are open to trading pass-rusher Dee Ford, with the thought being that he's a better 3-4 fit. If no trade, they'll be happy to keep him for another season. pic.twitter.com/1rzy0dylQ3— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 5, 2019
Ford made a crucial blunder in the AFC Championship, lining up offsides on a key play late in the game against the Patriots. He had an incredible season that saw him log a career-high 13.0 sacks.
A Pro Bowl pass rusher could be a great pickup for a team which is willing to part ways with second-round talent. Ford was initially selected as the No. 23 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. He carries a hefty price tag that the Chiefs' are unsure if they are willing to pay in order for an off-schemed pass-rusher.
Already tagged:— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 4, 2019
* Cowboys DE DeMarcus Lawrence
* Texans DE/OLB Jadeveon Clowney
* 49ers K Robbie Gould
* Seahawks DE Frank Clark
* Falcons DT Grady Jarrett
* Bucs OT Donovan Smith
* Chiefs OLB Dee Ford
To be determined:
* Giants S Landon Collins
The Chiefs' placed the franchise tag on Ford earlier this week, but may look to trade him rather than pay him the $15.443 million he's due. Ford will turn 28-years-old this week and will be awaiting to hear whether he will be joining a new team prior to the 2019 season.
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