The Kansas City Chiefs and Eric Berry need to start moving soon.
Kansas City has until Friday afternoon to sign safety Eric Berry to a long-term deal, but we aren’t sure how probable it is that something happens. While we have heard plenty about the Von Miller and Muhammad Wilkerson situations, both sides have been very quiet in this negotiation.
Right now, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports has the Chiefs and Berry coming together at 50 percent.
Typically speaking, it’s good when you don’t hear a ton of chatter around a contract. It tends to mean that both sides don’t want to screw anything up by getting it out into the media.
Still, somebody needs to start making moves. General manager John Dorsey has been excellent in regards to signing his own talent, so there is that track record. If I were a betting man, I still believe the contract gets done because of Derrick Johnson, Anthony Sherman, Jaye Howard, Tamba Hali, Travis Kelce, Allen Bailey, Jamaal Charles, Dustin Colquitt, Justin Houston and Ron Parker, all Chiefs who were paid to stay at home.
Berry is simply too important to a team that has been built to win this year and the next couple of years down the line. Without him, that goal becomes much more difficult to reach.