Bills sign center Mitch Morse

The former Kansas City Chief appeared in 11 games in 2018

Kyle Powell
March 11, 2019 - 7:01 pm

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On Wednesday, the Buffalo Bills officially announced the signing of free agent center Mitch Morse to a four-year contract.

NFL Network's Mike Garofolo reports that the deal is worth $11 million per-year, which would make Morse the league's highest-paid center by yearly average:

The former Kansas City Chiefs center has spent the past four seasons with the team after being taken in the second round (49th overall) in the 2015 NFL Draft out of Missouri. In his four years with the Chiefs, Morse started in 49 of a possible 64 games.

Morse will be 27-years-old by the team the 2019 season gets underway.

Here's what our own Sal Capaccio wrote about Morse ahead of free agency:

Some believe Morse is a more valuable free agent than Paradis because he’s two years younger. He’s basically been Kansas City’s starting center the past four years, since entering the league as a second round pick in 2015. He’s very athletic and considered an excellent pass protector. His main issue of concern is that he’s only played 18 games over the past two seasons, missing nine games in 2017 after twice spraining his foot and then five games last year after suffering a concussion. He’ll probably get less than Paradis, and at his age, if he can stay healthy, that could mean a much more valuable deal for whomever signs him.

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