Plotting the ideal offseason for the Kansas City Chiefs
Since the KC Chiefs 2022-23 NFL season has now come to a close, what should the team do in order to improve their team this offseason?
The Kansas City Chiefs completed their 2022-23 season with a Super Bowl LVII victory. The next step for the team is to begin/continue their offseason preparations. They’ll have to decide whether to re-sign certain players or let them walk or any other possibility. In addition, players from the 2020 draft class are now eligible for contract extensions. The Chiefs will also ramp up their scouting and prep for the 2023 NFL Draft in Kansas City in late April.
There are numerous decisions that general manager Brett Veach and his crew will need to make in the coming months if they want to ensure the Chiefs remain contenders for the coming years. They have the foundation, led by Patrick Mahomes, Chris Jones, and Travis Kelce, but need to keep building the rest of the roster around them. This will include investing in players that will likely need another season or two before seeing regular roles. Championship teams are built in March and April, but they don’t pick up the trophy until February.
The Chiefs will have plenty of money and draft capital to work with this offseason but what should they do with it? Which free agents should be re-signed, which should they let walk, and who, if anybody, should be traded or released? What positions should they target in the draft? Let’s answer these questions with a “mock 2023 offseason for the Kansas City Chiefs”.
Note: These are a mix of predictions of what I believe the team will do and what I think they should do.