2016 Chiefs free agency: Part 1

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If the Chiefs can swing three of these signings, they’ll bolster an offense that found some serious rhythm over the back half of the 2015 season. Alex Smith got much more comfortable taking chances with his arm and Maclin added an entirely different dimension to Reid’s west coast offense. With another two targets and a stabilizing force on the right side of the line, I think the Chiefs can give their defense the kind of support necessary to making a serious postseason run.

Continuity is, however, also important for this football team. The loss of Branden Albert, Geoff Schwartz, Jon Asamoah, and Rodney Hudson in consecutive years capped this team’s offensive potential. Retaining Jeff Allen, in part, will be key to the growth of this offensive line group. Laurent Duvernay-Tardif flashed a bit in 2015, but the Chiefs need more consistency from that side of the line.

Having another body or two for that position group could go a long way towards another step forward for Andy Reid and new offensive coordinator Brad Childress.

What say you, Chiefs Kingdom? Which offensive players would you like to see here in Kansas City next season? Are the Chiefs set with Jeremy Maclin, Travis Kelce, and the returning players who were felled by injuries in 2015, or do they need another couple of pieces to take another step towards a Lombardi trophy?

Is the offensive side of the ball the squeaky wheel that needs oil or will next week’s defensive list of free agents be more intriguing? Use the comment section below to begin the discussion. As always, we appreciate your readership and support.

Until next time, Addicts!