The Chiefs are working on a trade to send Dee Ford to the San Francisco 49ers, according to reports on Tuesday. The deal also includes Ford's agreement with the 49ers to a five-year deal worth $87.5 million, a source said. The deal can become official as soon as.
In return for Ford, the Chiefs will reportedly receive a 2020 second-round pick.
In return for Ford, the Chiefs will nab a pick that will give them four top 100 picks in the 2020 National Football League draft.
Ford, a first-round pick in 2014, emerged as a dominant force for Kansas City's defense last season, racking up a career-high 13 sacks en route to his first Pro Bowl appearance.
On Sunday, the Chiefs released veteran linebacker Justin Houston, leaving them without their top two pass rushers from last season. After all, the Chiefs made him expendable because they're switching from a 3-4 front to a 4-3 under new coordinator Steve Spagnuolo.
Linebacker Dee Ford is expected to be traded to the San Francisco 49ers, multiple reports say. 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.
He only had 2.0 sacks in six games in 2016, but had 10 the year before that. San Francisco can either take an edge rusher with one of the extra picks or even use some of the picks to trade for an edge rusher. It has always been believed that the 49ers would select an edge rusher with the No. 2 overall pick. If the Cardinals select Bosa, Kentucky's Josh Allen and Florida State's Brian Burns are quality options for San Francisco.