Grading KC Chiefs offensive free agent signings from 2022
The Kansas City Chiefs will continue to celebrate their Super Bowl LVII victory over the Philadelphia Eagles but will also carry on with their 2023 offseason work as free agency commenced on March 15, where the Chiefs have already brought in offensive tackle Jawaan Taylor and defensive lineman Charles Omenihu.
Free agency is where teams have an opportunity to add experienced players who are ready to contribute immediately. Many of these players are in the primes of their careers and teams sign them with the hope that they’ll be a positive asset for their club that season. A lot of free agents come at a significant price as they are allowed to negotiate the full terms of a contract, unlike rookies.
The majority of the free agents signed last offseason earned Super Bowl rings and a couple even played a key role in their successful playoff run. Although some signings didn’t go exactly as planned, others paid dividends and were well worth it.
Who were the most biggest free agent signings the Chiefs made last year on offense and how well did those players perform? Let’s review and grade the most significant free agent signings on offense from the 2022 offseason.
Note: Re-signings will not be included in this article. Only players who were on different teams in 2021 will be graded.
Corey Coleman, Wide Receiver
When Corey Coleman was signed a year ago, it came as a surprise to many people. He hadn’t recorded a reception since 2018 and was out of football for the 2021 season.
In the 2022 preseason, he managed only 20 receiving yards, but over 160 total return yards in three games. His success returning kickoffs and punts sparked hope for a potential roster spot. That dream was crushed as he was a victim of the final roster cuts but was re-signed to the practice squad two weeks later. He was released in early October and did not sign an NFL contract for the remainder of the year.
By far the most controversial moment of his brief Chiefs career was when he was caught on a hot mic telling Chargers star safety Derwin James “they so scared of you over here” after Kansas City’s Week 2 victory over their rival. Because of that alone, his grade will suffer.
The Grade: D-