The end result is that the KC roster now has fewer holes, but is also down in total star power. So as we move forward from here, where exactly should General Manager Brett Veach focus his attention?
I still believe Veach has more work to do in free agency. With a little luck, by the time you are reading this, maybe the Chiefs will have acquired a few more pieces to fill some of these needs. There has been some buzz online that the Chiefs are interested in both free-agent cornerback Stephon Gilmore and New York Giants corner James Bradberry.
Either one of those players would help fill one of KC’s biggest remaining holes (as you’ll see in a minute). They also hosted free agent Arden Key who would provide some much-needed pass rush help, but as of this writing, nothing has been announced with him.
The Chiefs obviously have a ton of picks in the upcoming NFL Draft after the Tyreek Hill trade. In the past, Brett Veach has not liked to enter the draft with major holes that have to be filled.
Veach prefers to be able to target the highest-rated players available instead of reaching for a specific position because he’s forced to fill a need in the starting lineup. Could that change with all the draft picks they have? We’ll have to wait and see, but I still think the Chiefs have signings that will happen between now and the draft even if it’s just finalizing something with the players I listed above.
So based on the current state of the roster, where do the Chiefs still have holes that must be filled? Well, let’s break down the roster from positions that I believe are now set and working towards the positions where the Chiefs still have huge glaring needs.