Chiefs and Berry: It’s a Done Deal!

It’s a done deal! The Kansas City Chiefs have re-signed safety Eric Berry to a new deal, a deal which makes him the highest paid safety in the National Football League.

 

 

Berry, who was drafted 5th overall in the 2010 draft, who is 28-years-old, has presumably signed a deal that will keep him a Chief the rest of his career, or at least until he is 34.

Now, the rabbit that GM John Dorsey must pull out of his hat, is a deal for DT Dontari Poe. The rumor is that the Chiefs will simply place the franchise tag on him.

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  • ladner morse

    Berry's deal includes a whopping $40 million guaranteed, along with a $20 million signing bonus, a source confirms. Huge, huge #s for a S— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) February 28, 2017

    • berttheclock

      Somewhere, unfortunately, I have heard the word “Bigly” used.

  • berttheclock

    At least, he will not be seen walking the streets of KCMO begging, “Spare change, spare change”.

    • ladner morse

      No… but he might be walking the streets saying… “Gee, I wonder if I should buy this street?”

  • berttheclock

    When, I first learned C J Spiller was Chad Speck’s agent, I thought that might mean Speck was in contact with Dorsey. Then, this AM after reading about Speck representing LDT, I knew he was hanging around KCMO.

    • berttheclock

      Now, should Alvin Kamara hire him as his agent and Dorsey drafts Kamara………………

      • ladner morse

        Oooohhhh… don’t make me droooool too much!

  • berttheclock

    Somehow, Dorsey was able to pilfer a book from Denver entitled, “Creative Book Keeping”.

    • Roswell Incident

      Yeah. How can we sign Berry to this deal and still afford the franchise tag? Guess we’ll not be active in FA.

  • Frank Rodela

    I’m really curious to see the breakout of both Berry’s and LDT’s deal to see how they are going to hit the cap for the next few years. Without seeing the specific details yet, I would think that some restructuring and/or difficult cuts are coming in the Chiefs organization over the next few years.

    The three that come to mind are Houston, Smith and Charles. If I had to guess, I would say that Houston will be asked to redo his deal, if not this summer than next. Smith is probably entering his last year as the signal caller in Arrowhead, unless he can finish the year with some hardware; MVP trophy, Superbowl Ring etc. I hate to see/say it but I think the only way JC plays in Arrowhead this year is if he is coming out of the visitors locker room.

    Colquitt is another one that could help in the cap relief department.

    • Frank Rodela

      Right after i posted this, I saw on Profootballtalk that Chiefs are to release JC….it is a sad sad day

      • Roswell Incident

        Damn. The writing was on the wall, but still incredibly sad. Especially since I feel like he passed up a bigger payday to stay in KC.

        • Frank Rodela

          Maybe, just maybe he will test the open market and see that he is not going to get a big pay day anywhere in the league and take a hometown discount to come back to KC at a dramatically reduced rate. Vet min maybe? I doubt it but a boy can dream, right?

          • berttheclock

            Meanwhile, in Vikings’ Land, the Vikings are passing on Adrian Peterson. This ties in with comments I recently read from a former NFL agent about two things. The depth of younger RBs coming up in the draft and the fact older RBs, especially, coming off surgeries, will soon be dismissed by their respective teams.

            The Cap has cut two ways. Yes, it has brought more parity to the league, but, it has hurt older players trying to retire with their teams.

          • Roswell Incident

            I’d love to see him in KC, but to be honest, I hope he gets a good payday somewhere outside of the AFC West. Guy deserves every penny he’s able to get.

      • berttheclock

        JC said he only wants to play for a SB contender. That would negate Doug Pederson trying to lure him to Philly, eh?

        • Frank Rodela

          Watch him go dominate playing situational football for NE….75 touches for 500 yards and 7 TD’s

        • tm1946

          I am a Charles fan, if he gets to a SB bound team, hope he is the MVP.

    • Andy

      The 2017 cap numbers for Berry and Duvernay-Tardif now total roughly $7.69 million in 2017

  • tm1946

    Glad it got done, Dorsey gets credit, no idea how the money works out but a good thing. Now if you throw in our RG, 8+ million, and cutting Charles, a C+ for all of it.

    • Andy

      The 2017 cap numbers for Berry and Duvernay-Tardif now total roughly $7.69 million in 2017.

  • tm1946

    Wondering….no dog in these fights but interested – Poe ? and what about Foles and Colquitt. together about enough to cover Berry’s game day checks.

  • mnelson52

    I really thought they would renegotiate Charles contract and keep him. Glad Berry’s on the team, but no safety is worth 13 mil. per year in my opinion. We are starting to get too many overpaid players. It is going to cripple the process of improving each year. We will be searching for low cap hit people to fill the rest of the team. Low cap usually means lower talent. I don’t see how that improves your team.

    • tm1946

      Exactly, NE will not be using the tag, millions to fill empty spots and here we sit.

      • Andy

        Having a qb like Brady makes other player decisions easier.

        • tm1946

          OK but their plan seems to include regularly trading veterans as opposed to letting them sit there and get old. Do not know the team but – do they have contracts to their Safety and OLB ? What about their OL, got players that cost like top 10 players?

          My point is they have 5 SB rings and win just as many games as Reid but we do not mimic their operation. No, we do not have a Brady, wish we did, but they seem to put a team together at 52 other positions without breaking the bank….can blame Brady but I say something is going on that we should be paying attention to.

          • Andy

            I wasn’t trying to be sarcastic, just that Brady and coach B are great at what they do. And they don’t over pay anyone, ever.

  • jimfromkcj

    This deal takes me back to 2010. My mock that year was Okung in the 1st bypassing Berry, and taking Allen in the 2nd. Just took the time to look at their stats and it worked out pretty much as I figured. Berry is a better player, but not by much. Berry 40 4.40, Allen 4.50. Berry 86 games played, Allen 93. Berry total tackles, 427, Allen 368. Berry 5.5 sacks, Allen 4. Berry interceptions 14, Allen 13. Berry TD’s 5 Allen none. The two things I take away from this is that Allen has a slightly better availability record, but the biggie is that he could have been picked up for 2 or 3 Mill, while Berry is going to cost 13 mill. With that 10 mill we could have upgraded at least 2 other positions. Or we might have been able to pick up a really better than average OG like Zeitler. I think that those who are constantly on the Pay the man bandwagon will be regretting this move in the next 2 or 3 years when we are sucking hind tit in the race to the super bowl.