For all the talk, we have our first deal of the day.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Chiefs have beaten the deadline with a deal for linebacker Justin Houston, a reported six-year, $101 million deal with $52.5 million guaranteed, details which PFT has confirmed as well.
This is where we put in our standard proviso that the details will show what is actual money and actually guaranteed, but if as billed, it would be the biggest linebacker deal in NFL history, trailing only Ndamukong Suh’s haul this offseason.
Keeping Houston was a priority for the Chiefs, allowing them a formidable pass rush for years to come.
And an expensive one.