Reggie Ragland got off to a good start with the Chiefs in 2017. He did not play the first three games since he was still learning the defense after being acquired late in the preseason that year. Eventually, Ragland got on the field and saw significant playing time as he became a key part of Kansas City’s defense.
Ragland was one of the league’s top run-stopping linebackers in the NFL in 2017.
However, Ragland took a big step back in 2018 with a run-stopping grade of 52.0, according to Pro Football Focus.
As the defense makes the transition to a base 4-3 scheme, Ragland and the Chiefs are hoping for improvement in 2019. If Ragland thrives this season, in the final year of his contract, don’t be surprised if he signs an extension late during the season or re-signs in the 2020 offseason.