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APRIL 2017 – Unlike a year ago, the KC Chiefs entered the free agent period with far fewer question marks.
The biggest was resolved in March when All-Pro safety Eric Berry was inked to a deal which will likely make him a Chief for life.
The potential loss of Berry weighed heavily on the front office as well as the players.
“Eric Berry is the heart and soul of this defense,”
With the the 2017 NFL draft coming up, we decided to take a look at and rank the top picks by the Kansas City Chiefs round by round, and this is easily the toughest with so many of the greatest Chiefs’ players taken in the first round. We are ranking this based on their time in Kansas City, not their overall career, and the impact they have had on the franchise. This also includes picks they had while in the AFL and the team’s brief time as the Dallas Texans. With all that said, here’s our list of the top first-round draft picks by the Kansas City Chiefs.
MARCH 2017 – Eric Berry will be back, but Jamaal Charles will not be as the Kansas City Chiefs made a couple of significant moves entering March.
Berry agreed to a six-year $78 million contract making him the highest paid safety in NFL history.
“Keeping Eric Berry in a Chiefs uniform long-term has been a significant goal of ours,” Chiefs general manager John Dorsey said. “He’s a special football player and an incredible person. We’re thrilled we were able to get this deal done.”
Coach Andy Reid called Berry “one of the backbones of our defense and a team leader.”
SEPTEMBER 2015 – Safety Eric Berry shocked the world—including his Kansas City Chiefs teammates and coaches—when he showed up the first day of training camp in St. Joseph, ready to play. Just 247 days after the devastating news that he had Hodgkin lymphoma, Berry was back on the field.
He is the inspiration for the 2015 Chiefs, whether or not he makes a single tackle or breaks up a single pass.
“It gives me chills,” said linebacker Justin Houston, who gained notoriety last season after recording sacks by lifting his jersey and pointing to Berry’s No. 29 handwritten on his T-shirt.