We had a mailbag show and answered several multiple questions from Twitter about the Chiefs and their future headed into 2018.
On Wednesday the Kansas City Chiefs lost several scouts in the personnel department. Pro scout Jimmy Noel, area scout Matt Donahoe, and scouting coordinator Dan Zegers took jobs with John Dorsey in Cleveland. This isn’t a large surprise to me as it was something I also expected. Brett Veach will have a chance to bring in his own guys over the next couple of months or promote from within.
Over the next couple of months scouting will be talked about more and more. The Senior Bowl is coming up and then there will be the Scouting Combine in February. We are still a little over 3 and a half months from the 2018 draft and there will be a lot that changes between now and then. Kansas City will probably be down a QB by the time the new league starts in the middle of March.
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The Chiefs are about to have a lot of decisions with cap issues as they are currently well over the cap for 2018. Tamba Hali, Derrick Johnson and possibly even Dee Ford could be cap casualties. Other players that could be looking as cap cuts could include Ron Parker and Allen Bailey depending on how young the Chiefs want to go.
Offensively they will more than likely lose Albert Wilson as they will not be able to pay him enough. But if they release most of the players mentioned and trade Smith they have plenty of cap space to bring players in. With that cap space finding another pass rusher, corner, guard and maybe another safety could be brought in.