On Saturday, Allen Bailey and the Chiefs agreed to a $25 million, four-year extension to his contract that could see the DE continue to play with the team throughout the season of 2018, which is seen as very good news by many fans and internet bookmakers.
According to sources, Bailey has $15 million guaranteed, and is set to get a signing bonus of $10 million.
News about the deal was first reported by Pro Football Talk.
”We are happy that we were able to reach an agreement to keep Allen in Kansas City,” GE John Dorsey said. ”He has developed into a good football player and a key member of our defense.”
Bailey, 25-years-old, had a great season for Kansas City, as the player started in all nine meetings and was able to record four sacks, which is a career high. The player also helped out Kansas City in putting up with injuries that ended the season for starters Mike DeVito and Derrick Johnson, and he was still able to turn into one of the best defenses in the league.
Garafolo said that even though Kansas City LB Justin Houston is on top of the league when it comes to sacks, having recorded 12, this season the player will be making $1.4 million because both sides could not agree to on a deal.
Before the game on Sunday against the Seahawks, Kansas City had seventh place in the league when it came to total defense, and against the pass they had a ranking of first place.
”Allen’s had a really good year and he made a big jump a year ago, I thought, in football and knowing what’s going on,” DC Bob Suttons said. ”He’s obviously a very gifted guy athletically. Like I say, he could play 80 plays every week and never get tired. He and (Dontari) Poe are very similar in that way.”
Many fans and internet bookmakers know that Bailey is a force to reckon with, as the player stands at 6-foot-3, weighs 280 pounds, and is very quick with his feet. The player turns into a real threat as a pass rusher at defense, giving the offenses of opposing teams yet another reason to worry.
This season, the player is on his way to record almost eight sacks, which would prove to be the most made by a DL for Kansas City since the 15.5 sacks recorded by Jared Allen in the season of 2007.
The player and DT Dontari Poe also make a great front.
”The arrow’s up,” said Sutton. ”Got really good athleticism. One thing that’s really great for us is those two inside guys, they can make a lot of plays chasing things down and that doesn’t happen a lot.
”A lot of times you’re not fortunate enough to have that kind of player. You might have a big sturdy guy in there that maybe can’t make the plays outside. These two guys can chase screen plays down, wide plays and they really help your defense.”