As the Kansas City Chiefs prepare for the NFL playoffs, they could be getting some major reinforcement for their defense. Eric Berry has been forgotten this season with all of the success that the Chiefs have had. Forgotten or not, Berry is getting closer to returning to the field from the torn Achilles that he suffered last season.
According to a report from Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, Berry is on track to make his return to the Chiefs at some point in December.
The Kansas City Chiefs have become a Super Bowl favorite despite a leaky defense, but sources maintained that significant help is on the way. Safety Eric Berry, a former Defensive Player of the Year candidate and one of the most loved and respected members of that organization, continued to make strides from a long-term heel injury, and could be back as soon as after Kansas City's Week 12 bye, sources said.
Berry is exactly the kind of defensive playmaker that the Chiefs need on their defense. They tried to go out and make a trade ahead of the NFL trade deadline, with both Earl Thomas and Landon Collins being rumored to be targets. No trade ended up being made and Berry is ready to prove that the team made the right decision.
Last season, Berry recorded seven tackles before going down with injury in the first game of the season. Back in 2016, however, Berry played all 16 games and racked up 77 tackles to go along with a forced fumble, four interceptions, two defensive touchdowns, and nine defended passes.
Kansas City is one of the favorites to win Super Bowl 53. They will have to go through the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers to get there. Berry will add much-needed help in the secondary to help defend against Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger.
Expect to see Berry back on the field in the next few weeks. Having his talent and leadership in the secondary is going to make a big difference for the Chiefs.