Last week I talked about the issues that still lie ahead for Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey. He’s done a lot this offseason, and Chiefs fans should be happy with what he was able to accomplish. However, there is more to be done. And this week I’m going to delve deep into one of those topics…the contract of Eric Fisher.
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Let me start by stating this: I do believe that the Chiefs should re-sign Eric Fisher to a contract extension. I think that he has finally started to show the development that was promised, and could have a quality career ahead of him. That said, I will fully admit that he has not played anywhere near the expectations of a first overall pick. He’s not a bust…but he also hasn’t been a high value pick (though compared to the rest of the 2013 class, it’s hard to complain too much).
So what I’m going to do is break down the reasons for and against signing Fisher. I will also do a comparison of relevant offensive tackle contracts that were signed this year. As with every decision, there are pros and cons. I know that some will question my objectivity on this. Fair enough, I laid out my personal thoughts. However, I assure you (for what that’s worth) that my conclusion on Fisher was actually made after I weighed all of the following issues.
Next: Pros and Cons