Berry will consequently earn $10.8 million this season while playing under Kansas City's franchise tag and become a free agent next offseason. After missing the entire 2014 season while fighting cancer, Berry incredibly returned last season to earn his fourth Pro Bowl selection. Not only that, but Berry played all 16 games and posted 61 tackes and two interceptions along the way. With the allure of a long-term contract looming, look for a motivated Berry to pick up where he left off this year.
According to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, the two sides remain far apart in negotiations, but it's still possible a deal could happen Friday. If not, Berry will play out 2016 under his $10.806 million franchise-tag salary, and then be able to hit free agency next offseason. He played all 16 games last year, recording 61 tackles (55 solo), two interceptions and 10 passes defended.
Berry, who returned to the field in 2015 after battling Hodgkin's lymphoma, earned his fourth Pro Bowl nod in the process, while also being named the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year. The Chiefs' starting free safety recorded 61 tackles and two picks in 16 games this past season, his sixth with the team. By using the tag on Berry, the Kansas City Star relays that the safety is set to receive a one-year contract tender worth approximately $10.8 million.
Eric Berry finished the 2015 campaign with 61 tackles (55 solo) and two interceptions.
After missing a the 2014 campaign due to a bout with cancer, Berry emerged better than ever, and returned to his previous form in 2015. He'll likely put his name in the hat for the Comeback Player of the Year award alongside teammate Derrick Johnson, but he will enter the offseason as an unrestricted free agent. It seems likely the Kansas City Chiefs will make a push to re-sign Berry, but there's no guarantee he will be back in Kansas City for 2016.
Berry was diagnosed in December and completed treatment in June. He'll return to practice on Wednesday.
|P2||8/20/16||@ LAR||9:00 pm|
|P3||8/27/16||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|2||9/18/16||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|4||10/2/16||@ PIT||8:30 pm|
|Bye: Week 5|
|6||10/16/16||@ OAK||4:05 pm|
|8||10/30/16||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|10||11/13/16||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|12||11/27/16||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|13||12/4/16||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|17||1/1/17||@ SD||4:25 pm|
|2010||Kansas City Chiefs||16||92||77.0||15||2||4||102||25.5||54||1||9|
|2011||Kansas City Chiefs||1||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2012||Kansas City Chiefs||16||86||73.0||13||0||1||0||0.0||0||0||10|
|2013||Kansas City Chiefs||15||74||66.0||8||3.5||3||134||44.7||49||2||10|
|2014||Kansas City Chiefs||6||37||32.0||5||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||16||61||55.0||6||0||2||40||20.0||25||0||10|
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|2010||Kansas City Chiefs||16||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2011||Kansas City Chiefs||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2012||Kansas City Chiefs||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||Kansas City Chiefs||15||0||0||1||0||2||24||2||0|
|2014||Kansas City Chiefs||6||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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