As expected, the Kansas City Chiefs were unwilling to open up the checkbook to keep one of their best defenders. CB Brandon Carr, a standout for the Chiefs throughout his four years in Kansas City, has joined the Dallas Cowboys on a five-year $50.1 million deal.
Carr joined the Chiefs in 2008 as a fifth round draft pick out of Grand Valley State. He played and started every game of his career.
Once CB Stanford Routt came to the Chiefs after being released by the Oakland Raiders, it was clear the team had no plan to pay Carr. Routt signed three-year deal for just under $20 million last month, a deal not even in the same universe as the one Dallas cut with Carr.
In a league that is becoming more and more built around the passing game, the Chiefs decided they only wanted to pay one No. 1 corner, Brandon Flowers. In September they locked Flowers up with a $50 million over five years.
No one should be surprised by this move, but it should still be noted as yet another example of Chiefs owner Clark Hunt unwilling to spend the money necessary to keep improving the franchise.