It’s easy for those of us in our proverbial armchairs to sit and question the play calls made week after week in the NFL as the coaching staffs of our favorite teams make decisions that we either love or hate. It’s the nature of being a passionate fan, but let’s be honest: the armchair-ing (not a word) doesn’t stop there.
This offseason, it’s been very easy to find K.C. Chiefs fans who are upset for various reasons with the team’s approach. They aren’t alone in their feelings, however. Every fan has their opinion of who their favorite team should sign and release, trade or extend. Again, it’s the nature of fandom and the risks around roster-building is what make NFL free agency and the NFL Draft so fun to watch.
As if this wasn’t already clear, mock drafts have now become a year-round enterprise with numerous sites that exist only to provide as much information for a single three-day annual event. If you’re anything like me, you’ve even enjoyed the multiple options for mock draft machines. These sites provide simulations in which you can make a team’s selections yourself in hopes of putting together the best potential draft class. All of this is an exercise in fun because the dream of roster building ourselves is part of what makes us connect to the sport as fans.
Here’s a list of pre-draft trades for the K.C. Chiefs to consider.
It’s in this spirit that I wanted to play a bit of armchair GM this week and bring up a few potential trades that made sense to me, at least on paper. There are myriad layers to deals like this that remain a mystery to the outsider, so read this in the spirit with which they’re offered: nothing more than fun conjecture at what might be possible for the Chiefs in the weeks to come.
Basically the goal was to see what pre-draft trades the Chiefs could make to bolster the team or give them even more draft assets before Brett Veach has to start turning in draft cards at the end of the month. (Note: some of these trades are contingent on certain signings or previous picks happening.)