We’ve stated some of this before here at AA, but it bears repeating that Bashaud Breeland might finally find some long-term security (inasmuch the NFL can actually offer that) with a multi-year deal this offseason after several one-year offerings from the Chiefs and Green Bay Packers.
For the last three years, Breeland has been working on a series of one-year contracts from teams interested enough to bring him in but reticent enough to truly commit. The result is a need for Breeland to be on his best behavior on and off the field in hopes of earning yet another contract the following season.
In 2020, Breeland is at least making more than he has in years with a $3 million deal from the Chiefs, but he’s primed to make quite a bit more on the open market, even after a season in which he lost four games due to a suspension to start the season.
Breeland has been solid outside for the Chiefs defense since his arrival from suspension and has played nearly every defensive snap in the ensuing games. The Chiefs pass defense has been celebrated for most of the year, and another Super Bowl title will only add a feather in a cap of a good pass defender who still has a few seasons left at the pro level.
Breeland isn’t likely to break the bank or reset the market, but it’s very possible a multi-year contract is extended for the first time in a few years.