Chiefs tender restricted free agent P Tommy Townsend

With free agency on the horizon, the Kansas City Chiefs are taking care of some contracts for restricted and exclusive rights free agents.

According to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, the Chiefs have given P Tommy Townsend a “low” tender. As an undrafted free agent, that means Kansas City would get no compensation if he signs an offer sheet with another team and they choose not to match. They do have the right of first refusal with this tender, which means they will have the opportunity to match any offers, but will they?

Townsend was a First-Team All-Pro, a Pro Bowler and a playoff team captain this year. The 26-year-old undrafted free agent out of the University of Florida has become one of the best young punters in the NFL.

If Townsend is not signed to an offer sheet and signs his tender, he’ll earn a one-year contract worth $2.627 million in 2023. We’ll see how this shakes out for Kansas City with one of their leading specialists of the past season.

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Story originally appeared on Chiefs Wire