Understanding the Kansas City Chiefs’ upcoming offseason of overhauls

DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 31: Quarterback Patrick Mahomes
DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 31: Quarterback Patrick Mahomes /

The Chiefs are about to enter an offseason of overhauls, and Brett Veach is looking like the man to pull it off.

The Kansas City Chiefs won the AFC West on Christmas Eve, traded their Pro Bowl quarterback before Groundhog Day and openly parted ways with one of the team’s greatest defensive players before Valentine’s Day. By St. Patrick’s Day, they’ll likely have parted with another all-time Chief and a couple of division-winning starters.

This is a lot of turnover for a team that just won the division. But they’re doing it for all the best reasons. Brett Veach and Andy Reid have a plan to win a Super Bowl, and that plan is now in action.

On today’s (Almost) Entirely Sports, I break down the Chiefs’ current cap situation and explain how they can end up almost $40 million under the cap even without parting ways with Dee Ford. Plus, we look at both sides of the ball, and I explain why I think the Chiefs should let the chips fall where they may across the offensive line, why Chris Conley’s replacement needs to be brought in this offseason, and why virtually every position on defense needs some significant help.

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