Laurent Duvernay-Tardif

If you needed any further proof that cash is going to flow like midnight wine during free agency this year, look no further than the haul offensive guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is about to bring home in a five-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Duvernay-Tardif isn’t an elite guard.

He’s good, but a deal that averages more than $8 million per year for a guard was unheard of not that long ago, even for a top guard. Duvernay-Tardif, a sixth-round draft pick in 2014 out of Canada, has played two seasons¬†for the Chiefs, starting his first game in 2015. He has a total of 27¬†starts under his belt.

Imagine what a player like Kevin Zeitler of the Cincinnati Bengals can land on the open market.

Hats off to the Canadian doctor-to-be, who started playing football as a hobby. He deserves everything he can get, and we’ll be watching him with interest as he continues to develop with the Chiefs.

Jesse Reed
Managing Editor at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker and MSN.com, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.