The Chiefs have some horses on offense. Tony Gonzalez. Dwayne Bowe. Matt Cassel. Maybe even Larry Johnson. But something is missing. That something is Torry Holt.
If the Chiefs picked up Holt, they could pass on Michael Crabtree at No.3. They could instead use that pick to draft a DeMarcus Ware-type pass rusher like Brian Orakpo, followed by linebackers and offensive lineman later in the draft.
Todd Haley’s offense would revitalize Holt. In St. Louis, the aging wideout was on an island as a borderline No. 1 WR without much help. In Kansas City, he would be the third option, but would still see plenty of targets in what promises to be a pass-happy offense. He’s a hard worker who runs some of the best routes in football and plays big in big games. D-Bowe could learn a lot from a mentor like Holt. And we all know we can afford him. As listed in the comic-style graphic above, there are also quite a few reasons why the Chiefs are a good fit for Holt.
By the way, this isn’t another “yeah, right” fantasy wishlist I’ve concocted to put heat on the Chiefs and rally the base. This is something that could and should happen. Knee issues and all, he’s worth the gamble. If he’s got another three or four years in him, he could help this offense lead us to a Super Bowl run.
As for Holt’s Rams teammate Orlando Pace, importing him would be a huge mistake. He might make it through another year or two, but anything more than that isn’t going to happen. Willie Roaf isn’t walking back through that door. We got extremely lucky on that one. Moving Branden Albert to right tackle for a two-year rental max of Pace would be unwise. Unless we draft a left tackle at No. 3, Albert needs to stay at LT.
Addicts, what are your thoughts on Holt? On Pace?