Getting Charvarius Ward back on the Chiefs’ defense is not a bad thing. He understands the defensive scheme Steve Spagnulo runs and is familiar with the players, organization, and Kansas City. I have to emphasize Brett Veach has not spent a lot of money on this position, and Ward was an example of that when he arrived with the Chiefs via trade with the Dallas Cowboys. In 2018 the Chiefs sent offensive lineman Parker Ehinger, and in return, they got Charvarius Ward. In four years, Ward has played in 56 games for KC, starting 43 of them logging 2719 defensive snaps. He posted four interceptions, one sack, 222 combined tackles, three TFL, and three QB hits. Ward is only going to be 26 and plays like a bigger corner. He stands 6’1″ and weighs 195 lbs.
Ward did experience some injuries in the 2021 season but played in 13 games. He was targeted 76 times only allowing 39 completions (51.3%) for 511 yards. The opposing team scored four touchdowns on him and the opposing quarterbacks posted a 79.4 rating against him. Ward had 67 combined tackles, only missing three (4.3%), which is good for a cornerback. This is a position of need, and the Chiefs are familiar with Ward, so maybe a hometown discount could be in the works.
According to spotrac.com, Charvarius Ward’s market value is four years, $39,612,857, for an average of $9,903,214 per year. This would rank him at No. 180 overall in the NFL and No. 17 at the cornerback position. Ward’s comparisons are Bradley Roby, Logan Ryan, Ronald Darby, and Kendall Fuller. All of those corners were the same age as Ward and signed similar deals to the market value. I believe he has earned his payday. The biggest question is will it come from the Chiefs.