By signing former Pro Bowler Zach Thomas, Scott Pioli has taken another step towards changing the losing culture Herm Edwards’ Chiefs unintentionally adopted. Thomas will be a locker room leader, as well as a day-one starter at inside linebacker.
Does this mean the Chiefs aren’t interested in drafting Aaron Curry? Right now we likely have Derrick Johnson and Mike Vrabel starting outside, Monty Beisel and Zach Thomas starting inside, and Demorrio Williams and Rocky Boiman providing depth. In light of this addition, I would definitely say pass rusher and wide receiver are bigger needs than inside linebacker. And in a 3-4, that’s what I see Curry playing.
Regardless, Thomas fills a hole. If we do draft Curry, the Wake Forest product will either replace Beisel or move Vrabel inside. This definitely gives us more flexibility on draft day.
Also, Thomas will be an instant fan favorite in Kansas City.The jerseys are practically flying off the rack already. We needed another name player who could excite the fan base, even if he is 36.
It’s a savvy move. After all, what’s the worst-case scenario? A one-year stop gap who helps change the mindset of this franchise. Even if he struggles on the field, his contributions off the field will be plentiful.
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