Belcher signs Chiefs one-year tender sheet for the 2012 season

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

The Kansas City Chiefs have signed linebacker Jovan Belcher to a one-year tender sheet. He will reportedly make $1.927 million for the upcoming 2012 season. 

He has spent the last three seasons with the Chiefs. In those three seasons, he has appeared in 48 games, including 34 starts. 

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher tackles Reggie Bush against the Miami Dolphins
Jovan Belcher tackles Reggie Bush against the Miami Dolphins (Getty Images)

Belcher has had 160 tackles, including eight tackles for a loss and five quarterback hits. He also has had 1.0 sacks, one forced fumbles and three pass deflections. 

During the 2011 season with the Chiefs, he appeared in 16 games, including 16 starts. He had 87 tackles, including two tackles for a loss and one quarterback hit. 

He also had one pass deflection, as well. 

Belcher was second on the team with the 87 tackle under Romeo Crennel’s defense, before the veteran coach was promoted to interim head coach once Todd Haley was fired. Derrick Johnson led the team in tackles with 131. 

Belcher had one tackle for a loss against the Oakland Raiders on October 23rd. He also had a tackle for a loss against the Chicago Bears on December 4th. 

His lone quarterback hit came in the 28-0 win over the Raiders in the October 23rd game. Belcher had a pass deflection against the Indianapolis Colts in a 28-24 on October 9th. 

He had a season-high 10 tackles twice. His first 10 tackle performance in a 20-17 loss against the San Diego Chargers on September 25th. 

Belcher also had 10 tackles in a 17-10 loss on November 13th. 

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