The Kansas City Chiefs have reached an agreement to send outside linebacker Dee Ford to the San Francisco 49ers for a second-round pick in the 2020 National Football League draft, a source tells Yahoo Sports. The 49ers tallied just 14 total sacks from their edge rushers this past season.
According to ESPN, San Francisco will give Ford a five-year, $87.5 million deal once the trade is completed.
Ford started all 16 games for the first time in his career and had a career-high 13 sacks.
Dee Ford #55 of the Kansas City Chiefs begins to rush the passer during the second half of the game against the Arizona Cardinals at Arrowhead Stadium on November 11, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. Rapoport was the first to report that the 49ers were "deep in talks" with the Chiefs for Ford. Ford could wind up being one of the biggest additions of the offseason for any team if he can replicate that production with San Francisco next fall. He amassed 10.5 sacks and 14.5 tackles for a loss during his senior year. The Chiefs placed the franchise tag on Ford last week with the hope of trading him. San Francisco already agreed to terms on a four-year deal worth up to $54 million for Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker and impending free agent Kwon Alexander. It's a 4-3 scheme that lines up like a 3-4 in base downs, with five men along the line of scrimmage and two inside linebackers off the ball. It remains likely they target the position with their first-round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft with Ohio State's Nick Bosa and Kentucky's Josh Allen as the favored candidates.
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The Dolphins saved $6 million in salary-cap space by releasing Amendola, who signed a two-year deal last March for $12 million. Ideally, general manager Mike Maccagnan would like to add a pass rushers in both free agency and via the draft, though.
That has the potential to be a premier pass rushing foursome which could be swing the team's historic takeaway numbers in the other direction.
Ford will reportedly receive a significant contract extension from the 49ers.
Do we expect Williams to be the pick at No. 2?