Regarded as one of the NFL’s better top man to man, press coverage cornerbacks, Stanford Routt, was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs to a three year deal worth $11 million with a guaranteed $6.5 million. Routt was released by the Oakland Raiders after the season from a three-year, $31.5 million deal that paid him $10 million in 2011.
Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel likes that Routt has been in the AFC West for the past seven seasons. “He’s a talented player that has spent seven seasons in the AFC West, so he is familiar with us and our division opponents.”
With the signing of Routt, it could mean the end of Brandon Carr’s playing days with the Chiefs. The Chiefs signed a five-year, $52.5 million contract extension last year with Brandon Flowers. Safety Eric Berry is also signed to a $60 million, five-year deal. So with the Chiefs on the hook for over $120 for three of their four defensive backs, it seem unlikely that the team will re-sign Carr who is an unrestricted free agent.