The Kansas City Chiefs have signed first-round DE George Karlaftis to a four-year contract, according to Adam Schefter.
This is the first of the Chiefs’ draft picks to sign their rookie deal:
Karlaftis, 21, was born and raised in Athens before moving to the United States and attending Purdue. He was a three-year starter at Purdue and a second-team All-American to go along with a first-team All-Big Ten selection as a junior. The Chiefs used the No. 30 overall pick on him in the 2022 draft.
He’s projected to sign a four-year, $11,935,481 contract that includes a $5,860,350. There is also a fifth-year option for the team to pick up in 2025.
During his college career at Purdue, Karlaftis recorded 61 tackles, 14 sacks, three forced fumbles, four recoveries, a defensive touchdown and six pass deflections over the course of three seasons and 26 games played.