Meet Chiefs safety Jarrad Page, the unsigned restricted free agent whose absence doesn’t make much sense.
Page has skipped the entire offseason since the Chiefs originally tendered him a one-year, $1.759 million contract. That doesn’t sound like huge money, but Page missed most of last season with a torn calf muscle and isn’t expected to start in Kansas City.
In fact, the Kansas City Star writes that Page’s chances of making the team look “remote at best.”
It’s unclear if the Chiefs reduced Page’s tender offer on Tuesday, but they were expected to do so. (They can “only” reduce his deal $64,000 if our math is right.) Both sides of the issue haven’t talked all offseason, including Page’s agent/brother.
We can only surmise Page is hoping to get released; the player and team were apparently at odds last year.
Perhaps Page thinks he can be like his old running mate Bernard Pollard, discarded by the Chiefs before finding salvation elsewhere.