KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs finalized a $78 million, six-year deal with Eric Berry that will make him the highest-paid safety in the NFL.
The Chiefs tried to sign Berry to an extension last season but never came close to an agreement, ultimately giving him the franchise tag. Berry responded to the one-year deal worth more than $10 million by having one of his best seasons, making 77 tackles and four interceptions with two touchdowns.
Tyrann Mathieu of the Arizona Cardinals had been the NFL’s highest-paid safety after signing a $62.5 million, five-year deal with $40 million guaranteed. Berry is also getting $40 million guaranteed.