Most Perplexing Kansas City Chiefs Offseason Questions

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Dec 28, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs fans show their support for safety Eric Berry (29) (not pictured) during the second half against the San Diego Chargers at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 19-7. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

2. What To Do With Eric Berry

I do not envy the position John Dorsey is in with Eric Berry.

Berry is in Atlanta right now getting treatment for Lymphoma while Dorsey has to make a decision about Berry’s professional career as a Kansas City Chief. Who wants that job? Not I.

Kansas City’s secondary played very well without Berry for most of the season. They did not allow a single 300-yard passer and were part of a unit that didn’t allow an opponent to score 30 or more points in a game. Given the way football is being played nowadays, that’s a spectacular performance from what is mostly a no-name secondary.

But Berry is one of the top five safeties in all of football. He adds an element against the run and can help set up big plays on defense. Keeping Berry, assuming he’s healthy, only makes a good defense better. The upside is quite obvious.

The problem is Berry may not be able to play next season, and next season is his last one under contract with the Chiefs. Kansas City could put him on the Non-Football Injury list or the PUP and save the cap space, but it doesn’t solve the longterm issue the Chiefs have with him on the field. It is a tough spot to be in if you’re Dorsey and trying to plan for the short and long term.