Kansas City Chiefs 2017 NFL Offseason Guide
Deadline For Restricted Free Agent Tenders: April 21st
The deadline for a player to sign their Restricted Free Agent (RFA) tender usually comes and goes without fanfare. These are players who have relatively no choice in what they do. For the Kansas City Chiefs, that includes guys like Daniel Sorensen and Cairo Santos. Both players are possible targets for an RFA designation.
For the team, this is a great tool that allows them to keep a young player without paying a big contract. For the player, this is an all or nothing situation that holds them hostage. The options for a player with an RFA tender is to either sign and play or don’t sign and miss the season. Of course, if the player sits out the season, they don’t get credit for it and are eligible for the tender again the next year.
I highly doubt we run into this situation with anyone in the Chiefs organization this year. John Dorsey has shown that he is more than willing to sign players instead of tendering them. So unless any of our eligible players have bigger things in mind, everything should go off without a hitch.