The Kansas City Chiefs are still trying to work out a deal with their first round draft pick, and the first overall in the NFL, offensive tackle Eric Fisher. Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid isn’t worried about the deal.
“You know when you worry?” Reid said, via NFL.com. “It’s when they don’t talk. When the parties don’t talk. We’ve got open communication there, so it will get done. I’ve been doing this a long time. I know how it works.”
The NFL’s new collective bargaining agreement has quelled some of the reasons to worry about a contract, or lack their off, for a top first round draft pick.
But the lack of meaningful “holdouts” under the new Collective Bargaining Agreement has quieted any concern about top rookie contracts. NFL Network’s Steve Wyche spoke to Andy Reid Wednesday on “Inside Training Camp” and he didn’t seem worried.
Wyche reported there is “no panic” from the Chiefs on Fisher’s status, and the team expects him to be in camp by the weekend. It’s very possible there won’t be a lengthy holdout from the entire 2013 rookie class.