Chiefs Trading Dee Ford To 49ers For 2020 2nd-Rd Pick

     

Albert Breer reports that the Chiefs have agreed to the parameters of a deal to trade Dee Ford to the 49ers for a 2020 second-round pick. Breer says that the 49ers will need to work out a contract with Ford to complete the trade. 

  • According to Josina Anderson reports that Ford is expected to receive a contract the line of five-years, $87.5 million from the 49ers. 
  • Ian Rapoport first reported that the Chiefs and 49ers were “deep” in trade talks for Ford and a deal could be completed tonight. 
  • Tom Pelissero adds that Trey Flowers new contract with the Lions is could end up being a baseline for this trade.

The 49ers and Packers were both reportedly considering a trade for Ford, but Green Bay elected to sign to pass rushers on Tuesday, which left San Francisco as a potential trade partner for Ford. 

Ford, 27, was taken with the No. 23 overall pick by the Chiefs back in 2014. He was in the final year of his four-year, $8.158 million rookie contract when the Chiefs picked up his fifth-year option.

Ford made a base salary of $8,718,000 million for the 2018 season. He was in line to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason when the Chiefs franchised him a few weeks ago. 

According to OverTheCap.com, trading Ford will free up $15,443,000 of available cap space while creating no dead money. 

In 2018, Ford appeared in 15 games for the Chiefs and recorded 55 tackles, 13 sacks, seven forced fumble and a pass defense. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 11 overall edge defender out of 103 qualifying players.

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