49ers, Chiefs in trade talks for OLB Dee Ford

Report: Chiefs trading Dee Ford to 49ers

Source: Chiefs Agree to Trade OLB Dee Ford to 49ers for 2020 Second-Round Pick

The San Francisco 49ers have agreed to acquire Dee Ford from the Kansas City Chiefs.

They have reportedly sought a second-round pick in exchange for the 27-year-old.

A source told ESPN that Ford is expected to receive a multiyear deal in the range of five years and $87.5 million from the 49ers. Enter San Francisco, who, despite investing multiple first round picks into its defensive line in recent years, wasn't satisfied with their group of pass rushers.

It's true. With his team leading the Patriots 28-24 and 1:01 remaining in the 4th quarter of the 2019 AFC Championship Game, Ford's former teammate Charvarius Ward appeared to clinch the victory for Kansas City when he intercepted New England quarterback Tom Brady on 3rd-and-10.

Ford's trade is just the latest of several unofficial roster moves for the Chiefs ahead of Wednesday's start to the free agency period.

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But given the time and effort it took to finally land one prominent edge rusher, there's plenty of reason to believe the Niners are poised to double down at the position Shanahan has compared to a quarterback on offense in terms of importance.

Assuming there are no snags, the 49ers finally have the dynamic edge rusher that has been missing since Aldon Smith departed in 2014. "When you have them, they can be a difference-maker".

The 49ers still have a long way to go to build a championship contender, but Ford - despite his previous mishap - is the exact kind of player that will help them get there. While his 2018 season was a big one, it was also only the second time he'd posted more than four sacks in his five seasons with the Chiefs. He has 30.5 sacks in 67 games since joining the Chiefs as the No. 23 overall pick in the 2014 National Football League draft.

MMQB first reported on the trade agreement.

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