Offseason Analysis: Kansas City Chiefs

Feb 16, 2009

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.   

KFFL Free Agent Tracker:

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
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2 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. CK0712
    February 16th, 2009 at 12:40 pm #

    Tony Gonzalez will most likely return to the Chiefs. I don’t see them letting the Hall of Famer go.

    agreed!

    Dwayne Bowe

    i love that kid!

    possible re build mode comin up!

  2. LestersLegends
    February 16th, 2009 at 1:00 pm #

    I’m a huge Bowe fan myself.

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