Chiefs rumors: Albert Wilson offered original round tender

KANSAS CITY, MO - NOVEMBER 20: Wide receiver Albert Wilson
KANSAS CITY, MO - NOVEMBER 20: Wide receiver Albert Wilson /

The Kansas City Chiefs have offered wide receiver Albert Wilson an original round tender as a restricted free agent.

Albert Wilson has been officially tendered an original round qualifying offer from the Kansas City Chiefs.

The wide receiver will turn 25 this July, and as a player with only three accrued seasons in the NFL, Wilson will have limited movement in the open market. An original round tender, the lowest-level referred to above, means that the Chiefs will not receive any draft compensation if another team signs him away. That doesn’t mean that Wilson will be leaving Kansas City.

Basically, this means Wilson has been offered a non-guaranteed one-year offer from the Chiefs for $1.8 million. This is a pre-set amount by league officials. Wilson can take that deal or sign an offer sheet with another team. The Chiefs, by extending that qualifying offer (or tender), can match any offer signed by Wilson or let him go.

Normally players receive draft compensation for restricted free agents, but Wilson was an undrafted free agent addition by Dorsey which means the team doesn’t qualify to receive any asset in return.

Wilson had 31 catches for 279 yards and 2 touchdowns in 2016.