In a recent interview, Eric Berry expressed doubt with his contract negotiations.
The Kansas City Chiefs need Eric Berry, and they will have him in some capacity in 2016. The question is whether or not they will have him for many more years to come.
On Friday, Berry spoke with Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star and talked about contract negotiations, and how they aren’t quite going to his liking.
"“I thought it would progress a little bit more,” Berry said. “But it’s still been pretty much the same since the last time we talked. A lot can change in a week. A lot can change for whenever the deadline is.”"
Berry also added this snippet:
"“Obviously I’d love to be a Chief — I want to be a Chief long term, just because of the community, the staff, from top to bottom, the players and everything,” Berry said. “But sometimes things don’t go as planned, and I’m prepared for that, but hopefully it goes as planned, and I’m prepared for that, as well.”"
Now, there are two ways to look at those comments. One is to panic and start saying general manager John Dorsey isn’t doing his job, and that the Chiefs need to step up immediately or risk losing the best safety in football.
The other viewpoint would be that Berry clearly wants to be in Kansas City for the long haul and this is just a matter of time. If could also be seen as Berry telling his representation to get this thing done before he is forced to play on a one-year franchise tag.
In the end, I would be stunned if Eric Berry doesn’t get this deal done. It makes too much sense for both sides, so expect a deal come July 15.