Revisiting The Five Free Agents The Kansas City Chiefs Lost In 2014

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Sep 29, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; New York Giants outside linebacker Spencer Paysinger (52) recovers a fumble in front of Kansas City Chiefs guard Geoff Schwartz (74) and tackle Branden Albert (76) in the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. Kansas City won the game 31-7. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs are on tap to possess up to four compensation picks in addition to their seven natural picks due to the departure of five free agents last March. At the time it was considered a huge blow to the offense – specifically the offensive line – and many questioned the wisdom of letting those player go.

One year later, we now has some data as to the performance of those players to compare to the success and failures the Chiefs had on the field in 2014. To some degree the Chiefs really suffered not having the talents of some of their lost free agents, but in the long run the Chiefs may better off having let those players go and taking the compensation picks that will come in return.

Let’s look at the seasons of Branden Albert, Dexter McCluster, Jon Asamoah, Geoff Schwartz, and Tyson Jackson, along with their contracts, to see if John Dorsey made a mistake in letting some of the Chiefs’ best players walk in free agency a season ago.

Next: Branden Albert