The Kansas City Chiefs completed another trade after trading for defensive end Melvin Ingram. The Kansas City Chiefs will send guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif to the New York Jets. In return, the New York Jets will be sending tight end Dan Brown. How does this trade benefit both teams?
What the New York Jets Are Getting in Laurent Duvernay-Tardif?
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif was a big part of the offensive line that would get the Kansas City Chiefs to back-to-back Super Bowls. He has dealt with some injuries over his tenure with the Kansas City Chiefs but had a tremendous impact on and off the field.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that Laurent Duvernay-Tardif broke a bone in his hand during training camp and was expected to miss 4-6 weeks. He was activated for his first game of the year when the Kansas City Chiefs squared off against the New York Giants.
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif opted out of the 2020 season when he elected to use his medical background and aid in the fight against Covid-19.
According to Spotrac Laurent Duvernay-Tardif signed a 5 year, $42,363,000 contract with the Kansas City Chiefs, including a $10,000,000 signing bonus, $20,203,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $8,472,600. In 2021, Duvernay-Tardif will earn a base salary of $1,527,778, while carrying a cap hit of $1,527,777 and a dead cap value of $1,527,778.
What the Kansas City Chiefs Are Getting in Daniel Brown?
The New York Jets are sending 29-year-old tight end Daniel Brown. He is 6-5, 247lbs. He has not accumulated much playing time with the New York Jets. The Kansas City Chiefs currently have tight end Travis Kelce, Blake Bell, and Noah Gray on the roster. All of which have been with the organization since training camp. Dan Brown could contribute in special teams with his big frame.
The Kansas City Chiefs will miss Laurent Duvernay-Tardif for his contributions on the field along with off the field.