Chiefs Contract Details for New Mecole Hardman Deal Revealed

Mecole Hardman's one-year contract is worth $1.125 million
Mecole Hardman's one-year contract is worth $1.125 million / Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

The Chiefs' contract details with Mecole Hardman's new one-year deal have officially been revealed, showing Kansas City got great value on the veteran wideout.

Just one year after signing a $4 million deal with the Jets in free agency, Hardman's 2024-25 salary will be only $1.125 million. After the bevy of huge contracts signed by receivers this offseason, Hardman's contract represents an excellent cost for an experienced, dependable player.

Hardman is already proving valuable to Kansas City's young players. He's a strong locker room presence and the organization is blessed to have him back at such a discount.

Chiefs News: Mecole Hardman Contract Details Revealed

While Hardman's stats in the regular season were underwhelming, he made a major impact in the playoffs. Hardman caught three passes for 57 yards and the game-winning TD in the Super Bowl, cementing his status as a Kansas City legend for life.

His re-signing has far-reaching impacts on the rest of the offense, though Hardman's veteran savvy should provide a boost to the unit overall.

As a Chief, the former second-round pick has 165 catches for 2,206 yards and 16 TDs, adding 128 yards and a pair of TDs on the ground as well. His versatility enables bits of creativity from Andy Reid and Matt Nagy, keeping defenses on their toes.

He's not a lock to make the roster, though it feels overwhelmingly likely that Hardman will be on Kansas City's sideline this season. We know how important continuity and familiarity are with the offense, so Hardman has an advantage there.

At this kind of price, there's no real downside to the contract. Hardman has earned the chance to win another Super Bowl and I'm glad he's back.

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