David Amerson’s contract details with Chiefs emerge
By Matt Conner
The official contract details from David Amerson’s one-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs have officially been released.
Most Kansas City Chiefs fans will want to hear only one bit of official news right now: the trade return for star cornerback Marcus Peters. We’re all still very much in the dark on that one, however, Adam Caplan does have the latest on another cornerback, the newly-signed David Amerson.
Last week the Chiefs signed Amerson to a one-year deal after the Oakland Raiders decided to release the cornerback shortly after signing him to a 4-year, $34 million extension. At the time, it was worth up to a reported $6 million, but now we have official word on how the payouts would work next year.
Amerson is likely betting on himself with a one-year deal while he’s still quite young (he just turned 26-years-old) and able to potentially look forward to another serious payday. Unfortunately for Amerson, this last season cost him the big money he once signed for in Oakland as he dealt with ongoing concussion symptoms and, even worse, a lingering foot injury that kept him out most of the 2017 regular season (and largely ineffective when he did play).
Not only will Amerson be motivated to earn another multi-year contract on the open market again next season, but he will have to play up to his current one to get the money available to him. With marks to hit with each game as well as workout bonuses, Amerson should be focused and ready for the Chiefs in 2018. They’ll need it given the talent they’ve lost in the secondary already.