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The Chiefs slapped the franchise tag on Ford at $15.four million in 2019 after a profession yr however had been by no means going to provide him the long-term contract he needs. Enter San Francisco, who, regardless of investing a number of first spherical picks into its defensive position lately, wasn’t glad with their group of go rushers.

Slightly than ready to handle the necessity within the draft with Nick Bosa or Josh Allen, evidently the 49ers discovered their man as they now try and work out a brand new contract for the previous Auburn star.

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After a superb 2018 season with 13 sacks and 55 tackles, Ford has earned a payday. The 27-year-old merely will value an excessive amount of for the Chiefs to maintain round, which they certainly want they may do.

It is a nice transfer for the 49ers who can have some flexibility on the No. 2 decide in the event that they select to go on Bosa or Allen and like to take a look at different positions, comparable to defensive deal with Quinnen Williams.

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For the Chiefs, the second spherical decide in 2020 received’t do something to assist them rebuild a protection that additionally misplaced Justin Houston. However contemplating Ford wasn’t a lot of a participant earlier than his contract yr, the Chiefs are playing that they will discover a cost-effective alternative in free company or by the draft.

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