Dec 18, 2011; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Miami Dolphins tight end Anthony Fasano (80) celebrates a touchdown against Buffalo Bills during the first half at the Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Anthony Fasano Contract Details


One of the first moves the Kansas City Chiefs made when the 2013 NFL league year began this afternoon was to ink former Miami Dolphins TE Anthony Fasano to a four-year contract.

Now we have the details of Fasano’s deal.

From Aaron Wilson:

Wow. The Chiefs are certainly shelling out some cash this offseason. They gave equally healthy contracts to QB Chase Daniel and DE Mike DeVito.

At this point we have no idea what the Chiefs’ cap number is. The feeling is that the Chiefs will have to make some cuts in order to stay under the cap. QB Matt Cassel is expected to be departing soon.

I like this contract and I like this signing. Fasano is a proven NFL player and is a nice asset in the passing game. KC has another talented, albeit often injured, TE in Tony Moeaki. If both Moeaki and Fasano can both stay on the field they could provide two solid targets for Alex Smith.

What do you think, Addicts? Did the Chiefs overpay for Fasano?

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  • Tyler Alexander

    I’m yet to see a bargain but that’s the price u pay to do business this time of year. I can’t say I dislike any of these deals. I’m starting to get a little concerned about having anything left for an ILB and corner though.

    • KCMikeG

      True. We are not used to being the team making the early moves for the top players in FA. It’s more expensive doing business that way but hopefully it pays off big.

      • chiefridgy

        The other way certainly hasn’t worked for us. So here’s to hoping….

    • bassline70

      It is interesting to see all of these early moves by Dorsey when the Packers rarely make moves in free agency so he’s certainly taken a different approach than his former franchise. I agree with chiefridgy and hope it pays off.

  • chiefridgy

    They’re all over paid….good signing for a position where we have lacked in depth for awhile

    • berttheclock

      When, Ted Thompson of the Packers (with John Dorsey at his side) knew Finley could become a FA, they kept four other TEs on the roster. As to last season of the Chiefs with no TE depth, what made it worse is with the injuries to the O-line, any TE had to stay in to block on multiple occasions.

  • Jim Harper

    I can’t remember Paddy. Do signing bonuses count toward the cap number? I like all the moves except maybe DeVito, but only because he seems like a lateral move from Dorsey and I don’t know anything about him.

    • berttheclock

      Yet another undrafted free agent, Devito, who proved his critics wrong. University of Maine product who played very well in college.

    • KCMikeG

      No they don’t but I have no clue where we are. Anyone have a current tabulation?

      • Jim Harper

        If that is the case Mike then we should be in excellent shape because an awful lot of these have huge signing bonuses.

      • Bill

        Petty sure signing bonuses count towards the cap, but the
        amount is evenly distributed over each year of the contract. If the player is cut, the remaining amount of the bonus counts against the cap the year he is cut. You can easily mortgage the future of the team if you get careless with bonus money.

        • KCMikeG

          I stand corrected. I could have sworn the teams used it to get around the cap but as you said it is just spread out.

          The signing bonus IS part of the player’s salary. So it counts against the cap. When determining team and player salary, the signing bonus will be prorated over the length of the contract.

          For example, if a player signs a four-year deal with a $1 million signing bonus, $250,000 of that bonus will count toward team salary for each contract year ($1 million divided evenly over the four-year contract is $250,000 per year). If a team releases a player, the unamoratized bonus money (the remaining prorated bonus money) counts immediately against the cap.

  • berttheclock

    Of course, Brady Quinn, who hit Fasano for at least 3 TDs at Notre Dame will no longer be throwing any passes to him as a Chief.

    • chiefridgy

      Thank god

    • Jim Harper

      Awww shucks

  • Da Menace

    Great signing he was one of the few bright spots on a rather dismal roster in Miami

  • Killerdoctor27

    DeVito is underrated and will do a good job against the run. Fasano will be a big factor in the red zone, a place where the Chiefs have struggled in recent years. Chase Daniels is a guy who is a bit of an unknown in the NFL. He was pretty good down at MU and I think a lot of this signing had to do with Andy Reid watching tape of Maclin who was the Eagles 1st round pick. I think he remembers Maclin catching balls from Chase Daniels and he liked what he saw.

    • Jim Harper

      Could very well be right. Daniels and Maclin were a very good combination.

  • http://twitter.com/olveraj48 Jonathan Olvera

    We have about 5.5M left under the cap

    That is with Cassel still on the roster. So with him gone, we should have enough to pay one of these top corners. Im hoping for Nnamdi, Grimes or Smith (in that order)

    by bwyllie on Mar 12, 2013 | 4:54 PM up reply

  • Billie Cabral

    I thought at times that Steve Maneri looked good last year. He was wide open a lot and we never looked his way. His stature (Tall, Big Hands) reminds me a lot of Gronk, I believe same number also. I hope we can keep and try to develop him. Fasano is a great pickup and his contract I thought was on par for his skill level. GO CHIEFS!!!

  • Billie Cabral

    Man I hated watching Egoli on Nfl network. They need to step it up. That dude is garbage.

  • Billie Cabral

    Signing bonus is absolutely a part of the salary cap or else it wouldn’t be a cap! Signing bonus is his guaranteed money if I’m not mistaken. Usually over the first couple of years at least.

  • Jim Harper

    I do wish you had found a better pic of Fasano that does not show off his digusting arm pits. He should braid those things.

    • http://twitter.com/RusselAzul Russel Azul

      I literally LOL’d at work because of your comment! hahaha whoops :)

  • Danny W

    My my that’s starter money there. Step aside Tony Moe your the new back up in town.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ethan.jones.37454961 Ethan Jones

    I think Dorsey has no choice but to go free agency this year because of what the last GM did in the draft – He figures it will take three years of drafting to get this team solid so if you want to compete now then FA is the only way to go