Canadian OL Laurent Duvernay-Tardif restructures contract with Kansas City Chiefs for 2020 NFL season

Canadian offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif has accepted a restructured contract for the 2020 season with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Duvernay-Tardif signed a five-year, nearly $43 million dollar pact with $20 million in guaranteed cash during February 2017, which runs through the 2022 campaign.

“I am very happy to have agreed to terms on a restructured contract for the 2020 season with the Kansas City Chiefs,” Duvernay-Tardif said in a statement.

“This allows the team to create cap space and I am very excited to be able to defend our title for the upcoming season. We have a great opportunity to keep the core of the team to give us the best possible chances to have success.”

Duvernay-Tardif went from a relatively unknown football player at McGill University to North America’s biggest stage since the turn of the last decade. He was selected in the sixth round, 200th overall by Kansas City in the 2014 NFL draft after he won the J.P. Metras Trophy as the Most Outstanding Lineman in Canadian university football.

The 28-year-old Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Quebec native has become a mainstay at right guard for the Chiefs, starting 57 games through the last six NFL seasons. Duvernay-Tardif started for Kansas City during their run to a Super Bowl LIV title, the first in 50 years for the Chiefs, last February.