The different blockbuster commerce agreed to Tuesday night saw trip rusher Dee Ford alternate shades of red, going from Kansas Metropolis to San Francisco for a 2020 2nd-round clutch.
Along with the commerce, the 49ers will hand Ford a five-365 days, $87.5 million extension, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and James Palmer reported.
“I essentially feel most popular,” Ford urged Terez Paylor of Yahoo Sports after the deal went down. “Me sparkling they dangle about in me … talking to the GM, talking to the proprietor, talking to the high coach … they couldn’t wait [for me to get there].”
Ford acknowledged he is motivated to expose the Niners’ faith is no longer misplaced.
“Damn, and they gave up a 2nd-round clutch,” Ford acknowledged. “They don’t understand what they’re about to rating — I wanted this, bro.”
Ford busted out in 2018, compiling 13 sacks — a mark no 49ers participant has reached since Aldon Smith in 2012. Per Next Gen Stats, Ford forced the QB on 69 dropbacks this season (2nd-most in a season since 2016, at the wait on of simplest Aaron Donald’s 2018 advertising and marketing and marketing campaign). He additionally forced 10 turnovers on pressures in 2018 (most in NFL).
Ford’s speedily burst and means to disrupt the signal-caller in short time is something San Francisco sorely wished to inject into its protection. Per Next Gen Stats, Ford averaged 3.74 seconds to sack this season (fourth-quickest in NFL, min. 8 sacks).
The 27-365 days-outmoded believes he would possibly perchance merely additionally be rather more explosive in a protection that lets in him to ****** the quarterback more on a regular basis.
“I didn’t possess the leisure in opposition to Bob (Sutton’s) protection — we were factual in war a style of conditions,” Ford urged Paylor. “One man would be my protection so I couldn’t be aggressive in opposition to the dawdle and tee off bask in I have to.”
Presumably the Chiefs were vexed of overpaying for a participant who generated his finest season in a contract 365 days. Presumably the worries about contrivance fit weren’t overblown within the personnel’s mind. Presumably they merely wished to crawl on from a participant who lined up offsides in an opportune time. Presumably it became as soon as as straightforward as a salary dump.
Whatever the reason he is never any longer in K.C., Ford is able to be a difference maker in San Francisco. After spending all closing offseason rehabbing, the trip rusher acknowledged he is able to lose weight and be ready to blast off in 2019.
“Closing 365 days, at the point of ******, I wasn’t very strong — usually, they would possibly perchance merely knock me off my route,” Ford acknowledged. “Now, I’m gonna be bask in a Ferrari, but with an 18-wheeler’s pressure. I’m gonna possess the muscle tissues at the wait on of it.”
The 49ers paid handsomely for Ford to play the Ferrari role in their protection.