Dee Ford: I feel appreciated

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Among the big moves that are set to become official once the league year starts on Wednesday afternoon is the trade sending Dee Ford from the Chiefs to the 49ers.

Ford is also set to sign a fat new contract with a total value of $87.5 million over five years with some $45 million in guarantees. That’s a pretty good sign of how much the Niners value having an edge rusher like Ford in the lineup and he told Terez Paylor of Yahoo Sports that the team made that clear to him verbally as well.

“I feel appreciated,” Ford said. “Me knowing they believe in me … talking to the GM, talking to the owner, talking to the head coach … they couldn’t wait [for me to get there].”

Ford is coming off his best NFL season and said the role the 49ers pitched to him was “music to my ears” because it called for him to attack off the line almost all the time. Ford also expects to be even stronger in 2019 since he isn’t coming off the back injury that limited him to six games in 2017.

“Last year, at the point of attack, I wasn’t very strong — sometimes, they could knock me off my path,” Ford said. “Now, I’m gonna be like a Ferrari, but with an 18-wheeler’s force. I’m gonna have the muscle mass behind it.”

The 49ers have also added linebacker Kwon Alexander to the mix and will be hoping their new defensive additions match with the returning Jimmy Garoppolo to help the team end a streak of four straight losing seasons.

25 responses to “Dee Ford: I feel appreciated

  1. “Last year, at the point of attack, I wasn’t very strong — sometimes, they could knock me off my path,” Ford said. “Now, I’m gonna be like a Ferrari, but with an 18-wheeler’s force. I’m gonna have the muscle mass behind it.”

    Please show us on the field, Dee.

    Talk is cheap.

  2. the man LINED UP WRONG in the fourth quarter of the AFC championship and cost the team the game(season). I am an eagles fan but I could not sleep that night.

  3. sceaglesfan says:
    March 13, 2019 at 11:22 am
    the man LINED UP WRONG in the fourth quarter of the AFC championship and cost the team the game(season). I am an eagles fan but I could not sleep that night.

    So the loss had nothing to do with KC scoring 0 points in the 1st half ?

  4. Dee Ford was injured parts of his first 3 seasons and wasn’t that good. Then he lights it up in a contract year. Hopefully he won’t be one of those players that gets paid and doesn’t perform anymore.

  5. No the loss wasn’t helped by KC scoring 0 in the 1st half. But it also wasn’t helped by a guy SF just paid $90 million where his only contribution in the game was lining up offsides and nullifying a chance of KC winning the Championship game.

    Ford was a starter on the 31st ranked defense. KC can be 31st with it without that one trick pony. Teams will run at him and you too will see why KC took a 2020 2nd round pick not to pay him $17 million for even 1 year.

  6. AR has ALWAYS undervalued LBs. I remember how many times he brought washed up LBs into philly and got burnt or drafted guys that were straight up garbage.

  7. Yeah Dee us fans in KC have seen this movie before. Have one good year at the end of your contract year sign a huge contract and then play like 7 or 8 games the next two years because your always hurt. No thanks we’ve learned our lesson with Houston and Berry. Go fade away to obscurity never to be heard from again, and don’t be surprised after year two of your contract if the 49rs are asking to restructure your contract.

  8. sceaglesfan says:
    the man LINED UP WRONG in the fourth quarter of the AFC championship and cost the team the game(season). I am an eagles fan but I could not sleep that night.
    ————
    The only reason you would say that is because of that Interception that was negated. However, if Ford wasnt offsides, that interception might not have happened. Watch the play again. White has to help against Dee Ford, which allows Bailey to get in Bradys face causing Brady to rush the throw. If Ford didnt have that extra step, then White would have been able to help against Bailey.

  9. cheifs are going to need another guy on the front 7 to step up this year. hated seeing ford and houston go but there was too much money in both of those contracts. this move might work for the 9ers and it might not, kind of relieved the chiefs didn’t sign him to a long term deal. too much of a one dimensional player. but a great edge rusher with right people around him

  10. Have to consider where the money is going to come from to pay PM his money after next year. As someone posted, KC’s defense could be 31st ranked with or without Dee Ford. Took Ford’s money and gave it to the Honeybadger. Probably a better investment

  11. k1dicarus says:
    March 13, 2019 at 12:25 pm
    John Lynch is Matt Millen 2.0
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    Dumbest comment I ever heard. The Lions went 0-16 when healthy. Niners are putting together a plan here. He’s doing a great job. When our D-line is Armstead, D-Fo, Dee Ford, Allen/Bosa and QB’s are running for their life – talk to me.

  12. Good move KC. DF cost your team a SB berth and continued NE stream of luck in SB victories for their 3rd SB win over 5 years. NE the luckiest team in the NFL!

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