Tyler Eifert, tight end
Given that Travis Kelce is getting older, the Chiefs could do well to bring in a veteran tight end to share the workload and work in two tight end sets to relieve Kelce while also maximizing his time on the field. Eifert has been a serviceable tight end most of his career, and he could provide a secondary threat defenses would have to honor when Kelce is not on the field.
The Chiefs could also squeeze more out of Kelce’s already storied career by signing serviceable tight ends to platoon on running plays to preserve Kelce’s health as he gets older. Eifert, a one-time Pro Bowler, could be that second tight end, the Robin to Kelce’s Batman. While Eifert has taken a step back since his lone Pro Bowl appearance in 2015 when he was in Cincinnati, he could be due for a career renaissance in a situation where he doesn’t have to be the lead tight end and can feast on being seen as a non-factor in the Chiefs offense.
Eifert, who signed a two-year, $9.5 million dollar deal with the Jaguars in 2020, could reasonably be had for a veteran minimum deal or something slightly higher. This obviously bears the question of what happens to Noah Gray if the Chiefs sign Eifert? Gray can split time with Eifert and provide depth behind both tight ends as he works himself into a larger offensive role.