Chiefs Extend Derrick Johnson's Contract

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 24: Derrick Johnson of the Kansas City Chiefs carries the ball in for a touchdown after making an interception during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on October 24, 2010 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Derrick Johnson has greatly improved his play on the football field and the Kansas City Chiefs have greatly improved his contract.

 From Adam Caplan of Fox Sports:

 The Kansas City Chiefs and starting ILB Derrick Johnson have agreed to terms on a five-year contract extension worth just over $34 million with $15 million guaranteed, has learned.

Johnson, who would have become an unrestricted free-agent next year, was playing on a one-year restricted free-agent tender worth $2.475 million, which he signed in March.

This is a great move by the Chiefs. 

Not only does it lock up a key defensive player it also shows the rest of the players and the league that the Chiefs will reward players who get the job done on the field.

It should also encourage fans that the Chiefs will be willing to spend money this year in free agency as long as they are spending it ont he right player.

It took a little longer than we might have liked but it appears Derrick Johnson has finally arrived for the Chiefs.

What do you think Addicts? Are you happy with DJ’s contract extension?

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