This past season, Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry played under the franchise tag. In 2016, Berry earned $10.8 million. If the Chiefs were to franchise tag him again, Berry would make roughly $13 million in 2017.
However, Berry isn’t going for the franchise tag this time around. While $13 million is great money for a single-season, the former Vol wants long-term stability.
If the Chiefs decide to tag Berry, don’t expect him to see the field.
“I’ll just take that time to chill with my family, honestly, (and) I’ll sit the season out,” Berry said, when asked what he’ll do if the Chiefs tag him again. “I just want what’s right. That’s it.”
On the bright side, Berry wants to stay in Kansas City.
“I want to stay in Kansas City, yeah,” Berry said. “The fans, the supporters, the organization … I feel like we’re going in the right direction. My teammates, especially my secondary, man, I love those guys because we’ve been through so much. People don’t even understand.”
Nonetheless, if the two parties are unable to reach an agreement, several teams will line up for the services of Eric Berry.