Chiefs news for 11 August 2020
According to a new report from NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, Okafor has signed a restructured contract with the Chiefs. His newly agreed-upon deal clears $2 million in cap space for the 2020 NFL season. He’ll make a maximum of $4.96 million in 2020 according to Pelissero. That number includes $860K in per-game roster bonuses and an additional $2 million in incentives.
With Okafor in a contract year alongside Tanoh Kpassagnon in the same financial (and football) position, the Chiefs should have two very motivated veterans aiming to rack up significant production opposite Frank Clark. That’s a very good thing for a team looking to “run it back.” Losing Okafor on the books creates uncertainty in 2021 at the position, but keeping him for the length of the deal was already in question after last season’s injury.
Clowney hasn’t reached the elite pass-rushing status that he was known for in college, making him the No. 1 overall pick in 2014. He has 32 career sacks in 75 games played, but no more than nine sacks in a single season. He has struggled to stay healthy and that has been part of the problem. However, playing alongside a duo like Clark and Jones for a year could allow him to achieve that double-digit sacks and reach that elite status. A year later he could be hitting free agency with a Super Bowl ring and a whole new narrative surrounding his career.
The “Hail to the Chiefs” marathon celebrating the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl-winning season begins tonight on NFL Network. Relive some of the best games from the Chiefs’ 2019 season starting with Week 3 against the Baltimore Ravens, leading all the way through Super Bowl LIV. Don’t miss a moment of the action, with a month to go until the new season.
Hardman is going to be the team’s secret weapon this year. Tyreek Hill may be one of the best deep threats we have ever seen, but the Chiefs are now using him as a true number one, running a wide variety of routes and concepts that may open a role up for Hardman to be the teams deep threat.
Hardman’s ADP has him in the 12th round, and I fully expect him to outplay that and then some. Take your shot on the young wide receiver next year, you won’t regret it.
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the NFL likely will move games from Sundays to Saturday, if college football doesn’t proceed this season. It’s unclear whether the games would be broadcast, streamed, or distributed on a pay-per-view basis, but the league likely would backfill the vacant Saturday windows with NFL content.