The Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to a one-year deal worth $3 million with former Cleveland Browns RB Peyton Hillis. The team has already confirmed the move. Adam Schefter released the numbers of the deal on twitter:
Turns out that former Browns RB Peyton Hillis signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the Chiefs.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 14, 2012
A lot of people are wondering whether or not the Browns were willing to make a better offer, or any offer at all.
UPDATE: Mary Kay Cabot of the Plain Dealer reported via twitter that the Browns did not make an offer.
#Browns talked to Hillis' agent, Jimmy Sexton, but did not make an offer, league source told PD.
Less than two weeks ago, Hillis said that he wanted to remain with the Browns:
"My priority was to find an agent that could get a deal done with the Browns," said Hillis. "I've said all along that this was where I wanted to be, and I wanted to work with someone who had a good relationship with the Browns. We kept Kennard all year, but things weren't getting done between him and the Browns."
"I've always loved this city, and I still do love it, and I still want to play for the Cleveland Browns," Hillis said. "I'm not sure who wants me there and who doesn't want me there. It's out of my hands at this point. They've said they might want to re-sign me. If I was this horrible person, if I wasn't tough and if I was that big of a mental case, why would they still want to sign me?"
Regardless, this move solidifies a hole at running back for the Browns. There have been rumors about the Browns being interested in trading for Ben Tate, and responding rumors that the Houston Texans have no interest in trading Tate. There are also a lot of options in the draft, and not just Trent Richardson. I think one thing is certain, if the Browns go into next season with Brandon Jackson and Montario Hardesty as our top two running backs, we're going to have a lot of trouble running the ball.