Dee Ford and his speed off of the edge helped make the Kansas City Chiefs pass rush unit one of the most feared groups in the NFL. However, the contract Ford has earned over the last few seasons was deemed too expensive by Kansas City, so he's off to the Bay Area.
The San Francisco 49ers are reportedly in the process of acquiring Ford for a second-round pick in 2020.
After struggling to make an impact as a first-round pick out of Auburn, Ford has exploded the last few seasons, racking up 25 sacks and being named to his first Pro Bowl. He should be an instant starter alongside Solomon Thomas and DeForest Buckner on the 49ers defensive line.
This is just baffling for the Chiefs. Not only was Ford traded, but they only got a 2020 second-round pick, which will likely be used on a pass rusher, as a return. Their awful defense just got worse.
While his AFC Championship gaffe against the Patriots will follow Ford for the rest of his career, he is still a tremendous speed rusher that could be transformative for a terrific 49ers defense.