49ers, Chiefs Agree To Dee Ford Trade

The Chiefs will send Dee Ford to San Francisco. The 49ers have agreed to send their 2020 second-round pick to the Chiefs for the franchise-tagged pass rusher, Albert Breer of SI.com tweets. We heard earlier tonight that the two sides were discussing a trade.

The teams have agreed on compensation, and it sounds like the 49ers and Ford have agreed to an extension. ESPN’s Josina Anderson tweets that Ford has signed a five-year, $87.5MM deal with his new squad. Terez A. Paylor of Yahoo tweets that the deal contains around $45MM in guaranteed money.

The 49ers are in need of edge-rushing talent, and Ford would certainly fit the bill. Ford registered a career-high 13 sacks last season, making his first Pro Bowl. Ford played in a 4-3 at Auburn and, interestingly, would be a full-time end in the 49ers’ 4-3. Beyond Ford, the Chiefs have 2018 second-round pick Breeland Speaks and 2017 second-rounder Tanoh Kpassagnon. Those two have combined for 3.5 sacks in three seasons.

The Chiefs had reportedly been shopping Ford even they slapped him with a franchise tag that will pay him up a bit more than $15MM. The front office had reportedly been seeking a second-rounder in exchange for Ford, but there were some pundits who believed that organization may have to settle for a third-rounder plus another asset. Ultimately, it sounds like San Francisco was willing to meet Kansas City’s asking price.

The Chiefs pass-rushing corps will look a whole lot different next season. The team recently released Justin Houston, leaving the team with few edge defenders on the roster.

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    • Thronson5

      I think Thomas still has potential and really if they have Buckner, Bosa and Ford all getting after the Qb it’ll only make everyone else on the defense better. Buckner will get more sacks for sure because now he won’t be so easily double teamed.

      • crosseyedlemon

        Not a Niners fan but I love Buckner. Think he could become as dominate as Watts or Donald now that he has some strong support.

      • shawn hemp

        What a trade that was. Thomas a bust and used the other picks to get foster. Lynch def got CTE

        • sflaa

          Thomas was seen by everyone as a “safe pick” and everyone was wrong. Foster could still be great, he’s just an idiot.

          At the time it was a great first draft by Lynch, it just didn’t pan out.

    • jeremy

      What ford have to do with Thomas. They can move Thomas inside like they did last season

      • shawn hemp

        They play same position. But if That’s what u want from ur 3rd overall pick. A situational inside pass rusher who gets 2 sacks a year. Then great work Lynch

        • jeremy

          Suh was a top pick and he only get 4 sacks but he opens holes for darnold. Thomas might do that for buckner if he plays inside

      • shawn hemp

        Suh is still an unblockable beast every team has to double team. Thomas will get wiped out by a fullback

    • Z-A

      Hes not better than Armstead though, if anything hes about equal. Buckner is the only fixture. The rest are avg to slightly above avg at best. They drafted him to rush the edge and he isnt an upgrade over Armstead so hes a part timer that’s only good vs the run. Also Suh and Thomas arent even jf the same conversation. If all he is is a backup, Thomas is a bust.

  1. BoSoxWin

    SF will now trade out of the #2 spot and pick up multiple picks to make up for losing their 2nd.

  2. kenleyfornia2

    49ers should really trade down now and not draft a 4th D lineman in 5 years as a first round pick.

  3. Thronson5

    This is a really nice trade/extension. Like the two defensive moves made so far by them. Now need to address the secondary. The offense will be fine and looks like the D will be pretty good too.

  4. snotrocket

    Niners D might be good next year if they can get a little more secondary help. Also, Aunt Becky’s daughter is a smoke show.

  5. dust44

    49ers should definitely trade down. They need a WR badly. Would b nice if a team with 2 1st this year would want to move up. Maybe the Giants do for Haskins now that they picked up the 17 for Odell. But it seems more realistic that the giants just take the best QB available at 6 and a OT at 17 and get there WR in the second.

    • jeremy

      I wouldn’t say they need a wr badly they just need a number one wr . They got good 2/3 wrs in Pettis ,Goodwin and Bourne

  6. TheTruth12

    What are the Chiefs doing? Their defense was dogcrap so their solution is to make it worse? Here’s a take; Chiefs don’t make the playoffs next year, offense is fantastic but that defense might not be able to stop even the worst of offenses. Just in their division alone Raiders have got much better, and the Chargers haven’t got better or worse but the Chiefs are taking a step back.

    • jonesadoug

      Chiefs D sucked with Ford and Houston. Switching to a 4 3. Chiefs gonna be a good defense next year. Wait and see.

      • TheTruth12

        Lmfao Ford and Houston weren’t the problem, in fact they were 2 of the better players, you lose them and somehow your defense gets better just because a scheme change? No. Take a look at the teams they face, gonna do worse than a lot of people think.

      • cobbalicious

        Ford was amazing last year. I am ok with losing Houston but not Ford now we only have Chris Jones as a good pass rusher, so I suggest that we trade for Patrick Peterson from the cardinals to finish our secondary and sign a edge rusher or a olb.

    • kenleyfornia2

      Eh, they can win the offensive battle. A good amount of their losses were simply them not getting the ball last.

      • TheTruth12

        They’re absolutely gonna win a couple offensive battles but they’re tied for the 5th toughest schedule and haven’t done anything really to improve. There’s Mathieu but he doesn’t make up for losing Houston and Ford. I’m just extremely skeptical is all.

        • kenleyfornia2

          I think they can easily regress to the wild card, but there are just too many teams they are better than in the AFC to miss the playoffs.

  7. Yep it is

    Houston was old and many times beat on plays because he was too slow. Ford had an excellent year but it took 5 years. Then he wanted $$$$. Bob Sutton was the problem in KC. He is now gone and at can guarantee the Chiefs are not a dumb organization. It isnt like Dave Gettleman or Jerra “ Nose Picker” Jones or Gruden who is CLUELESS is Running them.

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