The Kansas City Chiefs decided to sit out the actual deadline day after making a deal for wide receiver Kadarius Toney earlier in the week.
Despite several rumors swirling in the air around the Kansas City Chiefs and further additions to bolster the roster, the team remained quiet on Tuesday as the trade deadline for the National Football League came and went.
In the days and weeks leading up to the deadline, the Chiefs were rumored to be interested or in the mix for the likes of several solid pass rushers—from Montez Sweat of the Washington Commanders to Brian Burns of the Carolina Panthers to Josh Allen of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Instead, the team stood pat and allowed several other teams to make blockbuster moves under the wire.
The Chiefs already made one move before the deadline when they sent a compensatory third-round pick and a sixth to the New York Giants for Kadarius Toney, a former first-round wide receiver who comes with 2.5 seasons of cost control along with an option for another season.
As for further moves that weren’t made, the Chiefs either liked their present chances enough to win without having to make a move and/or flinched at the asking prices of those teams dangling potential pass rushing help.
Going forward, the Chiefs will see a nice boost coming off of the bye as some key players get healthy in the second half of the season. That’s a list that includes cornerbacks Trent McDuffie and Rashad Fenton, tight end Blake Bell, and offensive lineman Lucas Niang.