Chiefs franchise Dee Ford

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Whether Dee Ford plays for the Chiefs in 2019 remains to be seen, but they’re not going to let him walk in free agency.

Ford will get the franchise tag from the Chiefs, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. However, the report adds that the Chiefs are open to trading Ford if they get a good offer.

Schefter’s report refers to Ford as a linebacker, but if the Chiefs place the linebacker tag on Ford, he’d likely argue that he should be classified as a defensive end. The different is almost $2 million in salary for 2019; the defensive end tag is $17.128 million while the linebacker tag is $15.443 million.

Ford started all 16 games last year and had 13 sacks.

26 responses to “Chiefs franchise Dee Ford

  1. We are open to trading the guy that actually cost us a Super Bowl appearance one month ago.

    So what we will do is then make him one of the top 5% highest Defensive players in the NFL and THEN ask for a good offer in a trade.

    Makes sense.

  2. belichickdominatedjoemontana says:
    March 2, 2019 at 5:11 pm
    We are open to trading the guy that actually cost us a Super Bowl appearance one month ago.

    So what we will do is then make him one of the top 5% highest Defensive players in the NFL and THEN ask for a good offer in a trade.

    Makes sense.

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    He was a Free Agent, so they could not trade him, until they tagged him.
    Makes sense now…. Einstein?

  3. White Privilege Guy says:
    March 2, 2019 at 5:19 pm
    belichickdominatedjoemontana says:
    March 2, 2019 at 5:11 pm
    We are open to trading the guy that actually cost us a Super Bowl appearance one month ago.

    So what we will do is then make him one of the top 5% highest Defensive players in the NFL and THEN ask for a good offer in a trade.

    Makes sense.

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    He was a Free Agent, so they could not trade him, until they tagged him.
    Makes sense now…. Einstein?

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    You want to devote $17 million to a guy that cost you the Super Bowl by not being a smart football player?

    Now with this franchise tag…what do you think he will want next March? $20 million a year over 6 years, most likely.

    The answer to your questions is that you let think NFL talent, but below average mind walk.

    The Chiefs should lock up their other players, keep drafting and you receive compensatory picks for whoever would have signed Ford.

    Just like Belichcik did with Nate Solder (another former 1st round pick) signing with the Giants last March.

    Good thing you aren’t a GM in the NFL.

    Sincerely,
    -Einstein

  4. Thetruthspeaks says:

    March 2, 2019 at 5:25 pm
    Ford has to sign the franchise tag before they can trade him

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    And the truth speaks, once again.

    Not to mention you have to find a dumb dance partner to trade with.

  5. White Privilege Guy says:
    March 2, 2019 at 5:19 pm
    belichickdominatedjoemontana says:
    March 2, 2019 at 5:11 pm
    We are open to trading the guy that actually cost us a Super Bowl appearance one month ago.

    So what we will do is then make him one of the top 5% highest Defensive players in the NFL and THEN ask for a good offer in a trade.

    Makes sense.

    ***************************************************************

    He was a Free Agent, so they could not trade him, until they tagged him.
    Makes sense now…. Einstein?

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    Couldn’t they get a compensatory pick for him if he walks?

  6. If this guy had pulled that mental lapse for the Pats, he would have been cut, not rewarded.

    Exhibit A how you build a winner and don’t. Some teams don’t get it.

  7. That games was over if that idiot doesn’t lineup in the neutral zone that ONE play. Nobody on that side of the ball is worth a damn with the exception of Chris Jones. They did the right thing by bouncing that fossil Sutton. Now get rid of those money thieves Houston and Berry who haven’t done snot since they’ve been paid and this team has got s chance.

  8. belichickdominatedjoemontana says:
    March 2, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    You want to devote $17 million to a guy that cost you the Super Bowl by not being a smart football player?

    Now with this franchise tag…what do you think he will want next March? $20 million a year over 6 years, most likely.

    The answer to your questions is that you let think NFL talent, but below average mind walk.

    The Chiefs should lock up their other players, keep drafting and you receive compensatory picks for whoever would have signed Ford.

    Just like Belichcik did with Nate Solder (another former 1st round pick) signing with the Giants last March.

    Good thing you aren’t a GM in the NFL.

    Sincerely,
    -Einstein

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    Clearly, it’s a “good thing” that YOU aren’t an NFL GM.

    It’s also clear that you know absolutely nothing about this situation. Dee Ford has said many times that he’ll be very happy to sign the Franchise Tender. If he’s not a fit for Spagnoulo’s 4-3 under defense, the Chiefs will attempt to trade him.

    If he’s a good fit but is either injured or doesn’t produce in his new role, the Chiefs will allow him to walk in 2020 and (likely) receive a a 3rd round Comp Pick in return.

  9. A lot of risk on a guy that has a history with injuries and is going to be asked to play a new position.

  10. The offside flag was thrown BEFORE the ball was thrown. While it was a costly flag, he would not be viewed as a goat had they shown that in wide angle view on TV. The viewers saw the interception first so it came as a huge disappointment after seeing the flag. The narrative oftentimes changes depending on the viewing sequence. He would not had been criticized so harshly if they had seen that in the developing sequence.

  11. Didnt PFT write a big to-do about the eagles tagging nick foles and trying to trade him being illegal? Wouldnt this basically be the same thing?

  12. Unfortunately, he’ll only be remembered for lining up offsides unless he wins a ring. It’s a shame Dee Ford is the fall guy here. Their playoff loss to New England was a team effort.

    Mahomes missed an easy touchdown and took too many sacks. Their secondary couldn’t stop anyone and dropped an interception. Their O-Line was bad for most of the game. They were also bad on special teams (remember that -14 yard return by Tyreek Hill?). They were dominated by Matthew Slater, especially on the OT coin toss. I’m sure Reid was outcoached somehow, he always is in the big moments.

  13. The ref put his hand on the flag the moment Ford lined up almost an entire yard offsides. It’s possibly the worst penalty ever? Top 5 at least.

  14. ibillwt says:
    March 2, 2019 at 9:55 pm
    brady saw it and took the free play.

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    ummm……no, Brady never even looked in that direction and the throw was not risky at all, it went through the receivers hands. If that play had stood Brady would have ended the game with 250ish yard and 3 ints.

  15. The franchise tag is the right move. He didn’t even start showing out until his contract year. Ergo…make every year a contract year.

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