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.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 11, 2014
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.