49ers trade for Chiefs edge rusher Dee Ford

49ers trade for Chiefs edge rusher Dee Ford

Sports Illustrated's Albert Breer says the Chiefs would get a second-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft in the trade for Ford.

For the 49ers, adding a premium edge rusher - or two - has always been at the top of their offseason shopping list.

Instead, it looks like the Chiefs kept their word in regards to being open to a potential trade involving Ford, which appears to be the case for the 49ers.

The reported trade comes one week after the Chiefs placed a franchise tag on Ford.

The 49ers were reportedly one of two teams interested in Ford, according to an earlier report by Rapoport.

Going from playing under the franchise tag to a whopping five-year extension is unbelievable for a player like Ford, and as hard as it's going to be leaving a playoff-caliber team in Kansas City, at least a fresh start in San Francisco will be a great opportunity for the defensive end.

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Rather than waiting to address the need in the draft with Nick Bosa or Josh Allen, it seems that the 49ers found their guy as they now attempt to work out a new contract for the former Auburn star. His best year was the 2018 season, when he recorded 55 tackles and 13 sacks. San Francisco does have a tendency to play five men on the line of scrimmage on defense, so Ford could be a good fit in that package. The Chiefs also saved $15 million in cap space by trading Ford, which they used towards safety Tyrann Mathieu, who signed for $42 million over three seasons.

The 49ers have been relatively quiet in free agency, but they're looking to make noise in the trade market.

Adding Ford shouldn't keep the 49ers from finding another edge rusher this offseason.

For the Chiefs, the second round pick in 2020 won't do anything to help them rebuild a defense that also lost Justin Houston.

Do we expect Williams to be the pick at No. 2?

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