|May 1, 2017 11:52 AM PT12:52 PM MT1:52 PM CT2:52 PM ET18:52 GMT2:52 11:52 AM MST1:52 PM EST1:52 PM CT22:52 UAE14:52 ETNaN:� - The Kansas City Chiefs picked up the fifth-year option on Ford's contract for the 2018 season.
Analysis: Ford's option is projected to be worth $8.718 million for the 2018 season. The fifth-year's salary is only guaranteed against injury. For three consecutive seasons, Ford has more than doubled his sack totals from the previous year. In his rookie season in 2014, Ford finished with 1.5 sacks and a year later he made four sacks. He had a breakout season in 2016, recording a team-leading 10 sacks.