Former Chiefs Cornerback Charvarius Latest Updates 2022: 49ers Sign Former Chiefs Cornerback Charvarius Ward to a Three-Year Deal

49ers ink former Chiefs cornerback Charvarius Ward to a three-year deal worth up to $42 million

The 49ers have signed former Chiefs cornerback Charvarius Ward to a three-year deal worth up to $42 million, per Adam Schefter of ESPN

$26.7 million of the deal is guaranteed, so the 49ers took a step out of their comfort zone and splurged quite a bit on a cornerback

The price to reel in Ward may seem overpriced to a degree, but that is the business of free agency. Ward is a solid corner who will easily slide in as the starter opposite of Emmanuel Moseley

Best part of all is that he is 26 years old, so he can still ascend in his performance. Should that happen, no one will care about the price Ward signed for

And given that he is stepping into an elite defense that trumps the one he is leaving, I'd say he'll end up looking much better than he did in Kansas City

Signing Ward reveals just how much faith the 49ers have in Ambry Thomas as a starter. While he is capable, it is clear now that the 49ers want to rock with Moseley and a proven talent opposite of him in Ward

They're not quite ready to hand Thomas the starting reigns yet. Reports on Monday had also indicated that the 49ers were in on Stephon Gilmore. Signing a corner in free agency was the team's top priority