With three of the top 10 draft picks blinking in the past 24 hours on the issue of offsets, the Chiefs are trying to make it a quartet.
Per a league source, the Chiefs are pushing for offset language in the guaranteed money to be paid to tackle Eric Fisher.
On one hand, it’s an unprecedented development for the first overall pick in the draft. On the other hand, Fisher is only the third first overall pick taken under the new rookie wage scale.
It’s unclear whether Fisher and agent Joel Segal will dig in and hold out, unlike Dion Jordan, Lane Johnson, and Barkevious Mingo. It is clear, however, that the Chiefs didn’t simply wake up on Sunday and decide to push for offsets. This is an issue that has been looming as the Chiefs and Fisher inch toward full-blown negotiations, which are expected to begin today.
The two sides still have some time; the Chiefs don’t report for training camp until Friday, July 26.