Grading Chiefs GM John Dorsey in His First Off Season Part 1

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Sep 15, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt (2) punts against the Dallas Cowboys in the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. Kansas City won the game 17-16. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

Dustin Colquitt, P

Status: Signed a five-year, $18.75 million contract with $8.9 million guaranteed in 2013

Grade: B

During the 2013 off season the Chiefs made Colquitt the richest punter in the NFL. In the 2013 regular season, he earned it. PFF gave him an overall grade of 10.3, which included a positive score in all but three games all season. Part of the reason the Chiefs defense performed as well as it did, especially during the start of the season, was the fact that Colquitt was continually pinning them deep. In fact, Colquitt pinned opponents inside their own 20-yard line 35 times during the season.

Having a solid punter was a great thing for the Chiefs. When the offense wasn’t clicking at the start of the year, Colquitt was averaging 6.1 punts per game. However, as the offense started taking off, the amount of punts per game dropped to 4.5. Should the Chiefs offense continue to thrive in 2014, Colquitt could become overpaid for the amount of work he’s doing. Time will tell.

Overall Chiefs Free Agent Grade: B