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.
Ford is expected to receive the franchise tag Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. It's worth pointing out the Chiefs will still entertain trade offers for their star pass rusher, particularly with the switch to a 4-3 defense, but it seemed likely Ford was destined for the franchise tag after recording 13 sacks in 2018, the second time he's posted double-digit sacks in the last three years. The 2014 first-round pick would have been one of the premier pass rushers available on the open market, so it's possible the Chiefs could find a willing trade partner for the 27-year-old.
Ford had five tackles (three solo), 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble in Sunday's win over the Raiders. Ford continued his productive season and has now forced a fumble in back-to-back games. The 27-year-old has 37 total tackles, 10.5 sacks and an absurd six forced fumbles heading into Sunday's game against the Ravens.
Ford recorded four tackles (all solo), including three sacks, and two forced fumbles in Sunday's win over the Broncos. Ford was a force in Sunday's game, wreaking havoc as a pass rusher. He's now up to four forced fumbles in the past four weeks and eight sacks on the season. Looking ahead, Ford and the Chiefs will face off against the Browns in Week 9.
Ford posted five tackles (four solo), including a sack, a pass defensed and a forced fumble in Sunday's win over the Jaguars. Ford was ejected in the second half of Sunday's tilt after receiving two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties. Despite the ejection, he had his best game of the season and is now up to 4.0 sacks on the year. He'll aim to maintain his strong play in Week 6 when Kansas City takes on New England.
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