Plotting the ideal offseason for the Kansas City Chiefs
Free Agent Signings
- A’Shawn Robinson, DT: 3 years, $26M (and $8M signing bonus), $4.7M 2023 cap hit
- Marcus Davenport (DE): 4 years, $74M ($30M guaranteed and $12M signing bonus), $10M 2023 cap hit
- Ja’Wuan James, RT: 1 year, $3M
- Chris Lammons, CB/ST: 1 year, $1.08M
- Keanu Neal, S: 1 year, $2M
The 2023 NFL free agent class is not a great one. There’s a shortage of top-end talent, which could very well drive up the price for many B to C-type players and that may hurt teams in the coming years. I view A’Shawn Robinson and Marcus Davenport as impact defensive linemen and would immediately make the unit better. They both complement each other as Robinson is a stout run defender, while Davenport has more upside rushing the passer.
Due to his upside, I could see them taking a flyer on a player like Ja’Wuan James. But given that he’s in his 30s, hasn’t played more than 70 snaps in a season since 2018, and is coming off of a torn Achilles, I understand why many teams will steer clear of him.
Chris Lammons, despite his legal troubles, could be brought back since he’s a Dave Toub guy on special teams, but it would probably make more sense to stay away. But this is more of a prediction than my opinion of what they should do. With Nazeeh Johnson’s emergence, hopefully, the Chiefs avoid the legal headache and don’t bring back Lammons.
Keanu Neal would be a solid depth option and will compete for a roster spot coming training camp.