The Kansas City Chiefs and Derrick Johnson are reportedly working on a contract.
Every fan in the Kingdom wants the Chiefs to retain inside linebacker and All-Pro Derrick Johnson. It appears that general manager John Dorsey also wants to see No. 56 back in Arrowhead for the good guys this autumn. According to Ed Werder of ESPN, the two sides are negotiating only minutes before the new NFL year.
This would be awesome. Johnson is 33 years old but remains one of the best players not only at his position, but in the game today. Johnson was a second-team All-Pro last season and was named to the Pro Bowl for the fourth time in his brilliant career.
Kansas City has the cap space to bring Johnson back. Look for the deal to be somewhere around three years and $15 million with the guaranteed money landing at about 2/3 of the overall total. Johnson is a huge reason why the Chiefs had a terrific run defense in 2015 compared to the year prior, when he missed 15 games with a torn Achilles tendon.