Kansas City has been slow to enter the free agency fold coming off the franchise’s Super Bowl LIV Championship, but that hasn’t always been the case – when have they swung and knocked it out of the park?
Kansas City Chiefs general manager Brett Veach has earned plenty of credibility, or at least he deserves it, from Chiefs Kingdom as he navigates what is by far his most challenging offseason as a young exec.
Thus far, he has remained mostly silent and steadfast in the plan that he and his team has developed so far in 2020.
However, the team has not always taken that approach. In the past, the Chiefs have often swung big on free agents and it has paid off in a major way. Throughout its history, the Chiefs have actually been much better at free agency than they have the NFL draft.
Out of all the signings in Kansas City history, which stand out as the best? Let’s take a look at our attempt to make a top five.
5.) Casey Wiegmann
As far as undrafted players go, Casey Wiegmann stands out as one of the best. The Pro Bowl center played with the New York Jets and Chicago Bears in his first four years in the NFL before signing with Kansas City prior to the 2001 season. He went on to play nine seasons with the Chiefs across two separate stints.
Amazingly, the former Iowa Hawkeye started 143 of 144 games while on Kansas City’s roster. But beyond proving that he was incredibly durable, Wiegmann was also a model of consistency during his 15-year NFL career.
Wiecfgmann was a critical component of what could have been the greatest offensive line in the history of the NFL which included: Will Shields, Willie Roaf, John Tait and Brian Waters. That line helped launch Kansas City’s air raid offense under head coach Dick Vermeil.
Weigmann was never the most heralded member of that unit, but he was consistent and incredible for the Chiefs during the first decade of the 2000s.