The best free agents still available for Kansas City Chiefs
We are a week into NFL Free Agency and the Kansas City Chiefs still have several spots that need addressed. Here are the best players still available.
We are now a week into the NFL’s free agent feeding frenzy and a lot of the big names have been gobbled up by hungry teams. The Kansas City Chiefs have done some nibbling here and there, but in Brett Veach’s typical fashion, he’s very choosy about who he goes after. The Chiefs’ goal is never to outspend everyone but to spend smarter than everyone. While no GM ever bats 1.000, Veach has shown that he can build a winning team around Patrick Mahomes using this strategy.
The Chiefs gave out a pretty hefty contract to their new tackle Jawaan Taylor, but the defensive additions of Charles Omenihu, Drue Tranquill, and Mike Edwards were almost universally viewed as high-value deals for the Chiefs. While the Chiefs have made good progress on shoring up their roster with these additions and some in-house players that they retained, the work is not done.
Yes, the Chiefs have several draft picks in next month’s NFL Draft, but they still need more than their draft picks to make sure they are ready to defend their Super Bowl crown. So that brings us to the question that is on the mind of most fans, what free agents are still out there that can help the Chiefs? If that is the very question you are looking to answer, you’ve come to the right place.
Before we get started, I will say that for time-saving purposes I did not include interior offensive line, linebacker, cornerback, safety, or specialists on this list. It’s not that they may not make any additions to those spots, but I think any additions would be camp competition or special teams role players at this point as opposed to anyone significant enough to play regular snaps.
I will also put a disclaimer on this that I am writing this up on Sunday afternoon knowing that by the time you read this a few names may have already signed or the Chiefs make a move that changes the outlook on one of these positions drastically.
Now let’s kick things off with the possible replacements for K.C.’s now-retired backup quarterback Chad Henne.