Canadian offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif has earned a large contract extension from the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Quebec native has signed a five-year, $40-plus million dollar pact with $20 million in guaranteed cash, per sources.
Duvernay-Tardif was selected in the sixth round, 200th overall by Kansas City in the 2014 NFL draft out of McGill University, where as a senior he won the J.P. Metras Trophy as the Most Outstanding Lineman in Canadian university football.
He spent his entire rookie season developing. Then coming out of training camp in 2015, the six-foot-five, 321-pounder won a starting job at right guard for the Chiefs. Duvernay-Tardif started 13 games that season and 14 more in 2016, getting Pro Bowl consideration after last year.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport was first to report the Chiefs and Duvernay-Tardif were finalizing the deal.
The 26-year-old continues to work towards a medical degree while playing in the NFL.
Calgary drafted Duvernay-Tardif in the third round, 19th overall of the 2014 CFL draft. With the money he’s secured on the fresh contract with Kansas City and doctor aspirations, it’s highly unlikely Duvernay-Tardif ever puts on a Stampeders uniform.