The Kansas City Chiefs are in the midst of a (sort of) regression after losing the Super Bowl last year and not getting there this year. I’d like to say that with a strong approach in free agency that the Chiefs could get back to the championship-winning team they were, but given the lack of cap space currently available, the Chiefs might not hit the ground running in free agency as they have in recent years.
What makes things more concerning when it comes to free agency is that other teams do have the money to make some major moves. Two of those include the Cincinnati Bengals and Buffalo Bills who are arguably the biggest year-to-year threats to the Chiefs going forward, at least in the AFC.
You already know that the Bills are going to be hungry given they way they lost to the Chiefs in the Divisional Round. The Bengals lost to the Rams in the Super Bowl and know what it’s like to get so close to the Lombardi. I’d say it’d be a pretty safe assumption that both are going to be aggressive in free agency. Given that, the Chiefs need to find a way to hit on their draft selections this year and make sure they are making the most out of the options available.
As we look ahead to the draft a bit, who are some of the players the Chiefs should target with their first-round pick?