Bailey Extension Smart Move for Chiefs, but Only If They Can Keep Justin Houston

November 16, 2014   ·     ·   Jump to comments

On Saturday, the Kansas City Chiefs inked defensive end Allen Bailey to a four-year contract extension worth a reported base value of $25 million.
Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com first reported the deal, which includes a $10 million signing bonus and $15 million in total guaranteed money.
For many, this will seem like a pretty hefty contract for a 3-4 defensive end, especially a relative unknown in his first season as a full-time starter. However, it is important to recognize just how valuable Bailey is to Kansas City's second-ranked defense (16.8 points per game allowed). 
Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton on Bailey, via Adam Teicher of ESPN.com:
He’s obviously a very gifted guy athletically. He could play 80 plays a week and never get tired. He and [defensive tackle Dontari] Poe are very similar that way. Where’s he’s started to develop is he’s getting all the other things that come really from just playing. The last...

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