4 trades Chiefs should make before NFL trade deadline
The Kansas City Chiefs are contending for a Super Bowl, but they could use some help. Here are five solid options to trade for.
Kansas City is a good football team. Some would call the Chiefs a very good football team, depending on thoughts of where Alex Smith and Andy Reid can take them. Still, flaws remain for this group, which at 3-2 looks poised to go on a run in the next few weeks.
In related news, the NFL Trade Deadline is on Nov. 1. Kansas City has already made one in-season trade, dealing running back Knile Davis for a conditional 2018 draft pick from the Green Bay Packers. Could general manager John Dorsey have other ideas in the works?
Here are five options for Kansas City, both large and small. Keep in mind, the Chiefs have $7.2 million of cap space.
4. Trade De’Anthony Thomas to the Arizona Cardinals
Thomas has not been able to contribute much this season. He has two catches – both coming last week – and has yet to return a kick or punt. Thomas has only be active for one game this season, taking the spot of Knile Davis on the gameday roster.
So why move him to the Cardinals? Dorsey has a history of working with Arizona general manager Steve Keim and the Cardinals are dead last in punt return average with only 6.1 yards. Dorsey and Keim already worked out deals involving Anthony Sherman, Marcus Cooper and Javier Arenas in their respective tenures. Why not add Thomas to the list?
Kansas City shouldn’t expect much return. At best, a sixth-round pick.