Dec 22, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Tyson Jackson (94) celebrates after a tackle in the first half against the Indianapolis Colts at Arrowhead Stadium. The Colts won 23-7. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Tyson Jackson Receiving A Lot Of Interest


It looks like re-signing Tyson Jackson is not going to be an easy thing. Ian Rapoport tweets the Chiefs will have some potent competition for his services should Jackson reach free agency.

Jackson, for all of his pass rushing flaws, is still a solid run defender. He was never worth the third overall pick but he has a role in the NFL on good teams. Keeping him wouldn’t be a terrible thing if the Chiefs could piggyback him with a designated pass rusher.

The issues here, as it has been all off-season, is money. There is no need to overpay for Jackson so if Miami, Cleveland, or Atlanta (PIOLIIIIIIIIIIIIII) really want him then the Chiefs should let Jackson walk. Most of us went into the off-season Jackson was going to be gone anyway so there shouldn’t be too much surprise if KC cannot hold onto him.

If Jackson hits free agency then I’d be surprised if he returns with the Chiefs. With the way the 72-hour pre-free agency window works Jackson already has an idea of what Miami, Cleveland, and Atlanta are going to offer him. It is just a matter of if the Chiefs are willing to match or exceed those offers by 3 p.m. today.

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  • Stacy D. Smith

    Just about every starting Chiefs player, who is pending free agency, is drawing lots of interest. Kendrick Lewis is the only exception. Though the Browns say they might consider signing him for three sandwiches and a cold beer.

    • andyred

      Idk Stacy…it sounds like overpaying with that cold beer…

      • Stacy D. Smith

        Okay a lukewarm beer. Hahaha.

    • Tony Parker

      maybe three cold sandwiches and a warm beer…lol

  • Brian Dempsey

    I’m believing that Jackson is gone, as well, and the Chiefs could upgrade over him anyways.

    Still would love to trade down & land Tuitt as he’s got the potential to be elite at the 3-4 DE position.

  • Tony Parker

    Looks like we have no choice but to get as many picks in the draft as possible.

  • berttheclock

    I wonder how many draft picks Pioli and Dmitroff are going to give the Niners for Jonathan Baldwin?

    Anything involving any Chiefs or former Chiefs player who was selected by Pioli is simply called “Pioli’s Revenge”. Good luck, sparrows. Hmmm, Stanzi backing up Ryan, anyone?