The defending champions are a work in progress in their efforts to #runitback. With the trade deadline looming, where should the team look for help?
Kansas City Chiefs general manager Brett Veach has developed a reputation as a person who embraces find the deal – finding players who are being discarded by their former teams, and scooping them up under the assumption that his coaching staff can get the most out of those players. He’s been consistently willing to make trades that, on face, seem irrelevant and uninspiring.
But here’s the difference between Veach and nearly every other GM who has been more trade-happy than not, is that the Chiefs shot-caller has been right most of the time.
Just a season ago, for instance, Veach made midseason acquisitions in defensive end Terrell Suggs and guard Stefan Wisniewski, both of whom played significant roles in Kansas City’s run through the postseason. Wisniewski even started for the Chiefs in the Super Bowl.
Heading in to this year’s trade season, it is clear that the defending champs have some roster weaknesses to potentially upgrade at, prior to their run at a repeat title, as there is a debate to be had about whether offensive line or linebacker is a bigger need for the Chiefs.
So, what moves make the most sense for Kansas City prior to the deadline?