Offseason Analysis: Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs are a nightmare. They are sort of a Wildcard with Scott Pioli as their GM. To say he plays his cards close to his vest is an understatement. They also brought in a new Coach in Todd Haley, who was very successful as Offensive Coordinator for the Arizona Cardinals. Tyler Thigpen looked decent at times, but it’s hard to say if he’ll keep his hold on that starting QB position. He showed great ability with his feet, but that may not fit into Haley’s style. The big elephant in the room in Kansas City is Larry Johnson. They’ll likely try to trade him, but his contract will prohibit that. If he cries loud enough he’ll likely get cut. A first-time Coach doesn’t need that distraction. Jamaal Charles will get a crack at the starting tailback position if LJ is cut. Kolby Smith could also challenge for the spot. If LJ is cut, they’ll obviously have to address the hole at RB via the draft or free agency. The Chiefs will likely add some talent at WR, though Mark Bradley looked solid at times. Dwayne Bowe had a solid Sophomore year, and will be a guy I’ll target based on the track record of Haley WRs. Tony Gonzalez will most likely return to the Chiefs. I don’t see them letting the Hall of Famer go.
LB Pat Thomas and Safeties Jarrad Page and Jon McGraw are their key Free Agents on Defense. The Chiefs will have to bring in somebody to generate a pass rush. They had an NFL worst 10 Sacks last year. How did that Jared Allen (14.5 Sacks) trade work out for them? It’s not all bad news for the K.C. D though as they created 29 turnovers last year.
|Pos||Player Name||FA Status||Previous Team||Current Team|
|WR||Rod Gardner||UFA||Kansas City Chiefs||Free Agent|
|WR||Maurice Price||RFA||Kansas City Chiefs||Free Agent|
|WR||Jeff Webb||RFA||Kansas City Chiefs||Free Agent|
|OT||Adrian Jones||UFA||Kansas City Chiefs||Free Agent|
|LB||Pat Thomas||UFA||Kansas City Chiefs||Free Agent|
|CB||Tyron Brackenridge||RFA||Kansas City Chiefs||Free Agent|
|SS||Jon McGraw||UFA||Kansas City Chiefs||Free Agent|
|FS||Jarrad Page||RFA||Kansas City Chiefs||Free Agent|