Ford can become a free agent this offseason but said he would love to stay in Kansas City, Lynn Worthy of the Kansas City Star.
Ford's 2018 season may be best remembered for his crucial offsides penalty in the AFC Championship Game, but he did play a key role in helping the Chiefs get that far, bouncing back from an injury-marred 2017 campaign to pile up 55 tackles (42 solo), 13 sacks and seven forced fumbles in 16 regular-season games. The 2014 first-round pick is a reasonable candidate to receive the franchise tag if the two sides can't work out a long-term contract before the start of the new league year.
Ford racked up a career-high 13 sacks and 55 tackles (42 solo) during the 2018 season.
It shouldn't come as a surprise that Ford's 1,025 defensive snaps also mark a career-best total. Ford flashed the talent that made him a 2014 first-round pick in 2015, but he was limited to just six games in 2017 due to a back injury. Still just 27 and slated to hit the open market, Ford should find plenty of teams knocking at the door if he doesn't sign a contract extension prior free agency opening.
Ford notched seven tackles (three solo) and 0.5 sacks during Sunday's 38-31 loss to the Seahawks.
Ford posted his highest single-game tackle total of the season during Sunday's primetime loss, and he now has a career-high 12 sacks across 15 games. The former 2014 first-round pick also has six forced fumbles on the year, and he's come on as one of the strongest playmakers in Kansas City's defense.
Ford had three tackles (two solo) and a sack in Thursday's 29-28 loss to the Chargers.
Ford has a career -high 11.5 sacks through 14 games, as the Chiefs lead the NFL with 46 sacks. The 27-year-old also has 45 total tackles and six forced fumbles as Kansas City heads to Seattle for a Week 16 matchup.
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 through 12 games.
|2014||Kansas City Chiefs||16||8||4.0||4||1.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||14||23||21.0||2||4||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||15||38||25.0||13||10||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|2017||Kansas City Chiefs||6||13||11.0||2||2||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2018||Kansas City Chiefs||16||55||42.0||13||13||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2014||Kansas City Chiefs||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||14||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||15||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||Kansas City Chiefs||6||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||Kansas City Chiefs||16||0||0||7||0||0||0||0||0|