Chiefs Will Listen To Offers For Branden Albert, According To Report


The Kansas City Chiefs placed the franchise tag on LT Branden Albert but that doesn’t mean they won’t send him to another NFL team in a trade.

For the right price, of course.

According to SI.com’s Peter King, in his latest Monday Morning QB column, the Chiefs will listen to offers for Albert.

3. I think, speaking of free agency, the tackle market sure has some good leftovers: Super Bowl left tackle Bryant McKinnie, Sebastian Vollmer, Eric Winston, Andre Smith (likely to stay in Cincinnati), and, if some team wants to trade for him, Kansas City’s Branden Albert. The Chiefs will listen to offers for him.

This shouldn’t come as a total shock. The Chiefs will likely listen to offers for any player on their roster.

Still, the way King puts it, makes it sound almost as if the Chiefs are shopping Albert. The team said publicly that it wants to reach a long term deal with Albert but that doesn’t mean they wouldn’t part with him.

The problem is that there is a lot of depth on the LT market right now. With a few top veterans still available and a strong draft class at the position, I would be surprised if the Chiefs were able to move Albert in a trade any time soon.

The most likely trade scenario would probably come after the free agent market dries up and after the draft. If after all that, there is still a team desperate for tackle help, KC might be able to deal Albert. It would also be wise for the Chiefs to wait until after the draft, just so they can ensure they have the position well stocked before considering moving their most valuable asset on the offensive line.

What do you think, Addicts? What is more likely for Branden Albert? Trade, long-term deal or playing 2013 under the franchise tag?

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  • chiefridgy

    Crazy to hear that they are at odds this much…I was hoping we could lock him up long term.

    • minpinChief

      I don’t see any indication that they are at odds. This Is just part of the process. Both sides wanting to maximize leverage.

  • Brody Hall

    Once Albert sees that KC doesn’t take a LT with the first pick he will be more open about a deal

    • Danny W

      They are probably going to take a tackle we still don’t have a right tackle.

    • Doug McD

      What we are hearing is all smoke and leverage building for the draft. Not that it won’t happen but everything is a leverage game now. In the draft, with players and other teams. The noise that happened about trading just pushed Albert to sign the tender, this means he is locked in at that pay which is a benefit for him given the current market. This whole thing is an options thing, the more options we have the better. Trade or not we will have a quality LT to protect Alex. Reid and Dorsey are doing an excellent job of moving puzzle pieces around to give us a talented team. Can’t wait for the first game!

  • http://twitter.com/EdMaldo1 Don Quijote

    Now that Miami lost LT Long, I think they will trade up to get Luck L and reunited with Tanny and Sherman. Also, if we draft Luck then I would trade Albert if he does not want to play Rt. Long got 36 Million for 4 years. I think albert would get 28 Max on the market for four years(And how is his back??.

    • Danny W

      Yeah he’s a bit of question mark right now and he definitely isn’t better than Jake Long. If we could get a first or second for Albert I would do it in a heart beat.

  • toperspective

    If he won’t sign a fair extension then he should be traded. However, there appears to be decent LT’s available and some good ones in the draft. Not sure how much of a market there is for Branden. Plus the franchise tag is more that market for him and it’s guaranteed so a long term deal and a trade becomes even harder.

    • Danny W

      I agree I actually think there are several tackles out of the draft better than Albert if they can get a first round pick for him then they should.

  • ArrowFan

    Not going to happen

  • Danny W

    Wouldn’t surprise me a bit. This team is loaded with movers and shakers. Albert will never be a pro bowl left tackle and if they can get a first rounder for him you can bet they will.