​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 FordFord has emerged as one of the league's best pass-rushers however he isn't an ideal fit in the Chiefs' defensive scheme. Ford excels in a 3-4 package, not the 4-3 base the Chiefs frequently deploy. 

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. 

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. 

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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