Laurent Tardif signs his contract with the Chiefs. Photo via his Facebook page.

Kansas City Chiefs Sign Sixth Round Pick Laurent Tardif

The Canadian is in the fold.

Laurent Tardif announced on Twitter he is officially a Chief after signing a contract. Here is where we get that crazy idea.

Tardif signs a day after being selected 19th overall in Canadian Football League draft. He was expected to be the number one overall pick if he chose to bypass the NFL. It would appear he has chosen not to do that.

Over the Cap estimates Tardif contract to be worth slightly more than $2.3 million with a signing bonus around $100,300. The cap hit that will come in 2014 will be a very small $445,075 so keeping him on the roster while he develops won’t hurt the Chiefs cap situation.

People seem to be very high on Tardif’s potential in the NFL, predicting he’ll be the starting right tackle opposite of Eric Fisher in the next year or two. He’s noted for his athleticism and as being a mauler, and for his intelligence on the field and off the field (he is/was a medical student). If the Chiefs can walk away from this draft with two starting offensive lineman in the sixth round – Zach Fulton and Tardif – then one has to consider this draft a very good one.

Rookie mini-camp starts next week on May 24.



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  • mnelson52

    I still think if Reid plays his best five linemen that Tardif could play one of the guard positions before moving to tackle.

    • Brian Dempsey

      Depends on how fast LDT catches on. LDT is quite intelligent and VERY physically gifted, so it could happen.

      • Auburn78

        Agree…. I’m high on this guy.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    Two down, four to go.

  • freshmeat62

    Good, now go put on about 20# of meat!!!

    • freshmeat62

      The weight I heard originally was 298, which I thought was a little lite for a T. Just now saw 2 sites one saying 318, another 321, which is a lot better. Sorry about that!