Rating the Kansas City Chiefs roster needs prior to free agency
As the start of NFL free agency draws nearer, it’s time to take a look at how each position of the Kansas City Chiefs roster currently stands.
The Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs accomplished the ultimate goal last season, but now they must figure out how to do it again next season. With free agency and the NFL Draft both in the not too distant future, talk has shifted to where the Chiefs need to focus their attention in order to maintain a championship roster. It’s easy to speculate on what they might do, what players they’ll bring back, and what players they may part ways with, but all we really know right now is what players they currently have under contract.
So I thought this week I would go through and rate each position on the roster in terms of the need at that position based only on the players currently under contract. So for this post there is no assumption of who will be brought back and also no assumptions on who may be cut for salary cap relief. In order to give the most accurate assessment possible I will rate each position on a scale of 1-10 on how badly they need to add a starting caliber player at the position and 1-10 on how badly they need to add depth at the position.
In both cases a “1” rating would mean that the team doesn’t need to add someone at that position at all and a “10” would mean that it is an absolute must to add someone at that position. I’ll also list the players at that position who are currently under contract for next season in case you aren’t 100% sure of who’s on the roster right now and who isn’t. Obviously, these ratings are my own personal opinions and if you disagree I encourage you to give your thoughts/ratings in the comments below.
Let’s start with the quarterback position because it’s probably the most clear cut on the entire roster.