We already wrote about how difficult the Derrick Johnson question will be for the Kansas City Chiefs on Friday, but more information regarding his situation came to light late Monday night, via salary cap expert Joel Corry.
Derrick Johnson’s 2018 contract year voids on the last day of the 2017 league year (March 14). That was a part of the pay cut he took last March. https://t.co/VJ1mAk5Nrk— Joel Corry (@corryjoel) February 13, 2018
So what does that mean? It means the Chiefs don’t need to cut Johnson at all. If there is no agreement by March 14, the final day of this league year, he is an unrestricted free agent.
More from Corry:
There’s going to be a $2.25M salary cap charge for the Chiefs after Derrick Johnson’s 2018 contract year voids. It’s signing bonus proration from his 2016 deal & 2017 renegotiation. https://t.