The 49ers have an agreement in place to sign Ford to a five-year, $87.5 million contract when the league year begins Wednesday, Josina Anderson of ESPN reports.
The Chiefs traded Ford to the 49ers for a 2020 second-round pick, with the deal contingent on a long-term contract being figured out. That's in place now, as Ford will earn a whopping $17.5 million per year. He struggled with injuries during the 2017 season, but he recorded double-digit sacks in his last two healthy campaigns. Ford will immediately be the 49ers' top pass rusher.