Eric Berry Not Willing To Play Under The Franchise Tag Again


Kansas City Chiefs All Pro safety Eric Berry, laid his cards on the table, when it comes to contract negotiations this offseason.

Speaking on NFL Network on Thursday Berry had this to say on the possibility of playing under the franchise tag again in 2017. 

I’m definitely not going to play under the franchise tag this year, I want to end my career in Kansas City. I want to play there. I love the city, I love the vibe, I love my teammates … But I don’t feel comfortable playing under the franchise tag this year.

Berry has spent his entire career with the Chiefs, starting 84 of 86 games. During his time with the Chiefs Berry has been selected to the Pro Bowl five times, as well as being named an All Pro three times.

Since entering the NFL as the 5th overall pick during the 2010 draft, Berry has recorded 367 tackles, 16 interceptions and defended 51 passes.

According to the Chiefs have around $4.1 in cap space available, along with a host of other pending free agents (13). 

Featured image via the Chiefs website 

Mark Teece

Aspiring NFL writer currently tapping plastic square buttons on a larger plastic rectangle, resulting in this website/blog that covers the wonderful world of pigskin. Former cornerback/safety for the Crewe Railroaders (UK).

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