We’ve been waiting the whole off season regarding a rumor that one of the Kansas City Chiefs soon-to-be departing free agents would be re-signed. Now it seems that news is coming to us regarding an unlikely candidate. Fox Sports 1 Senior NFL Writer and SiriusXM radio host Alex Marvez just tweeted out that Chiefs defensive end Tyson Jackson expects talks to heat up.
— Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) March 4, 2014
Of all the free agents the Chiefs could re-sign, Jackson wasn’t high on the list of hopefuls. T-Jax — or the Tin Man as he was affectionately known around AA up until last season — really won a lot of support among Chiefs fans with his willingness to take a huge pay cut last season, and then went out and had the best season of his career.
Brought in as a No. 3 overall draft pick out of LSU in the 2009 draft, Jackson never really lived up to his potential until last season. But when push came to shove, Jackson held his own with 34 tackles and four sacks. Just a point of reference for production, his sacks last year was nearly double what he had the rest of his career combined.
Although I don’t think Chiefs general manager John Dorsey will be beating down his door to re-sign him, if Jackson did agree to a team friendly — and cap friendly deal — I would be quite alright with him coming back to Kansas City next year.
What do you think, Addicts?