Chiefs rumors: Laurent Duvernay-Tardif will be among highest paid guards
By Matt Conner
The Kansas City Chiefs have signed guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif to a long-term extension that makes him among the highest paid in the NFL.
John Dorsey was expected to make some moves soon enough, but the names involved were supposed to be either Eric Berry or Dontari Poe. Instead, the Kansas City Chiefs Chiefs have reportedly signed Laurent Duvernay-Tardif to a new five-year extension.
Tardif was a 6th round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft out of McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. He was a developmental pick with a potentially high ceiling but little in the way of technique and experience. It’s a testament to Dorsey’s vision, the coaching staff’s efforts and LDT’s own work ethic that he’s been rewarded with such a rich contract.
Tardif’s average salary of $8.25 million will make him among the NFL’s highest paid guards, which might seem steep for a player who is still growing and has yet to make a Pro Bowl or even earn serious acclaim. It will be interesting to see the official breakdown on LDT’s deal.