The Kansas City Chiefs are rolling through their competition in 2022, and fans should be thankful for these free agent additions this past offseason.
On Thanksgiving, people will gather in the name of food, camaraderie, and end the day with some mediocre football matchups. It is a Thanksgiving tradition. The Kansas City Chiefs have not had a Thanksgiving Day game in decades, but that is okay. The Chiefs would rather play in February anyway.
But, as the Chiefs Kingdom gathers today, there is much to be thankful for. After all, the NFL’s best quarterback and tight end wear Chiefs uniforms. Kansas City’s head coach is a Hall of Fame lock, and the Chiefs are the odds-on Super Bowl favorites today. Again, a lot to be grateful for on the football front. When families go around the table saying what they are thankful for, there are certain things overlooked in the moment. Chiefs fans may be able to overlook the team’s offseason free agent additions.
Chiefs general manager Brett Veach ended the 2021 season with limited cap space and some big roster holes to fill. But, through some financial gymnastics and solid scouting, the Chiefs plugged those holes with free agent signings. Players like safety Deon Bush and wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling have not been otherworldly performers, but key pieces to their respective units.
But, some offseason additions are certainly better than others. Who are some new additions that Chiefs fans should be most grateful for this season?