Packers, 49ers Have Expressed Interest In Dee Ford

The Chiefs have some suitors for Dee Ford. NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reports (via Twitter) that the organization has a “market” for the pass rusher, with the Packers and 49ers among the teams that have expressed interest in a trade.

Kansas City slapped Ford with the franchise tag earlier this week, and subsequent reports indicated that they were shopping the Pro Bowler. The Chiefs are reportedly seeking a second-rounder for the 27-year-old, who finished last season with 55 tackles, 13 sacks, and seven forced fumbles.

While the asking price isn’t particularly high, an acquiring team would be required to pay Ford’s $15.433MM salary for next season. This number has the chance to increase; as our own Dallas Robinson pointed out, Ford is likely to file a grievance arguing that he’s a defensive end, and that would boost his franchise value to $17.128MM in 2019.

The Packers have been seeking an edge rusher, and Ford would be an easy replacement for free agent linebacker Clay Matthews. Meanwhile, the 49ers defensive line showed some intrigue in 2018, and adding a player of Ford’s caliber would surely boost the defense’s ceiling in 2019.

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  1. Thronson5

    Would love for the 9ers to get this guy then they have more options with the number 2 pick. Can trade it and get more picks or can trade it for a top WR like OBK if he becomes available. We will see if they can get him but I hope they do. The packers do make a lot of sense too. I’m curious what the Chiefs are doing though, their defense sucked last year and they are already parting with Houston and no possibly Ford. Think they’d be adding not getting rid of guys that are good. Can’t wait to see what happens with this situation

  2. jacobsigel1025

    Why would the 49ers trade for him when they could draft Bosa or Allen, have them for a cheaper rate and many more years

    • Michael Chaney

      I agree with you, although if they were to get Ford they could conceivably get a massive haul for the #2 pick if some other team gets desperate

    • Thronson5

      He’s still young though. 28 I believe. Can still get him and draft Boss or Allen or get him and it opens up other moves like trades for more picks or for OBJ with that number 2 pick. Makes a lot of sense for them.

    • jeremy

      Why because he only 27 and he a proven player. As good as Bose or Allen could be. Why not get someone who proven to done well in the NFL . 49ers got the cap why not use it

  3. Guess I’m confused. Chiefs defense was poor last season. Why give up on Houston and Ford? They won’t be able to out score everyone.

    • trout27

      The Chiefs are going to a 4-3 defense. Ford is strictly a pass rusher. Same was true for Houston.

  4. wrigleyhawkeye

    Pass. Seems like a Nick Perry 2.0 where he doesn’t do crap until contract year.

  5. nentwigs

    The same teams are also rumored to be interested in:
    Dee Lincoln
    Dee Chrysler
    Dee Dodge
    Dee Chevrolet
    Dee Buick
    Dee Cadillac

    • crosseyedlemon

      Detroit has plenty of autos to trade but need pass rushers themselves.

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