Cole mentions that Houston feels as though his one-year franchise tender worth $13 million fully guaranteed is “inadequate.”
Kansas City has reportedly offered Houston “generational wealth” type of money to get an agreement in place. However, Houston is looking to be paid in the neighborhood of Texans DE J.J. Watt, who signed a six-year, $100 million contract with $51.8 million guaranteed a year ago.
If the Chiefs don’t come close to this type of offer, Cole does not expect a deal to get done, even though he admits there’s a chance K.C. is willing to offer Houston this kind of money.
The Chiefs have until July 15 to negotiate a long-term deal with Houston.
Houston, 25, recorded 68 tackles, 22 sacks, four forced fumbles and five pass defenses over the course of 16 games. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 1 outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense this year by a wide margin.
We’ll have more regarding Houston and his situation as the news is available.