Dee Ford
Dee Ford
28-Year-Old LinebackerLB
San Francisco 49ers
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Coming off a career-best 10 sacks in 2016, Ford was limited to just six games for the Chiefs last season due to a back injury. Following Tamba Hali's release, Ford is expected to see the vast majority of snaps opposite Justin Houston this season. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a five-year contract, $87.5 million contract with the 49ers in March of 2019.
Earns massive salary with Niners
LBKansas City Chiefs
March 12, 2019
Ford has an agreement in place with the 49ers to sign a five-year, $87.5 million contract when the league year begins Wednesday, Josina Anderson of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
The Chiefs traded Ford to the 49ers for a 2020 second-round pick, with the deal contingent on a long-term contract being figured out. That's in place now, as Ford will earn a whopping $17.5 million per year. He struggled with injuries during the 2017 season, but he recorded double-digit sacks in his last two healthy campaigns. Ford will immediately be the 49ers' top pass rusher.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
San Francisco 49ers49ers 2018 LB Snap Distribution See more data like this
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Dee Ford's measurables compare to other linebackers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 2"
 
Weight
252 lbs
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2016
2015
2014
With Justin Houston (knee) sidelined for an indefinite amount of time, Ford figures to latch on to the starting outside linebacker role opposite Tamba Hali. A 2014 first-round selection, Ford has failed to live up to his billing through his first two campaign. The third-year linebacker says he’s begun working smarter rather than overtraining to prepare himself for the primary role.
Ford's rookie season in 2014 didn't go as planned, as the first-round pick didn't start a single game. He totaled just eight tackles (four solo) and 1.5 sacks for the season, and with Tamba Hali and Justin Houston still on the roster for 2015, he'll likely serve in a backup role once again.
The Chiefs selected Ford with the 23rd overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. He likely won’t be anything more than a pass-rushing specialist this season but he could eventually be the answer at linebacker if the Chiefs fail to re-sign Tamba Hali after this season. Ford is an explosive edge-rusher but he lacks the necessary cover skills to be an every-down player at this point in his career.
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Trade in place pending new contract
LBSan Francisco 49ers
March 12, 2019
The Chiefs have a deal in place to trade Ford to the 49ers in exchange for a 2020 second-round pick, contingent upon a contract extension, Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com reports.
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Handed franchise tag
LBKansas City Chiefs
March 4, 2019
The Chiefs officially extended the franchise tag to Ford on Monday, Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com reports.
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Will receive franchise tag
LBKansas City Chiefs
March 2, 2019
Ford is expected to receive the franchise tag from the Chiefs, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Wants to stay in KC
LBKansas City Chiefs
January 22, 2019
Ford can become a free agent this offseason but said he would love to stay in Kansas City, Lynn Worthy of the Kansas City Star.
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Productive in loss
LBKansas City Chiefs
December 24, 2018
Ford notched seven tackles (three solo) and 0.5 sacks during Sunday's 38-31 loss to the Seahawks.
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