3 contract decisions that will pay off for KC Chiefs

Brett Veach made some smart calls this offseason, both in who he signed and who he didn't.

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Bringing back Nick Allegretti

There's nothing sexy about adding a backup offensive lineman and that's even more true when it comes to analyzing a re-signing in the same category. At the very least, a new player is a bit more exciting given the lack of familiarity, but those in the know are quite happy to have Nick Allegretti back for another season.

The Chiefs have the makings of an excellent offensive line once again in 2023, but the unit has also undergone significant changes in the last year and that includes the loss of Andrew Wylie, the team's super sub who took over right tackle on a permanent basis last year. The Washington Commanders rewarded him in free agency with a well-deserved three-year deal, which left the Chiefs without proven depth all across the line.

Enter Allegretti. The Chiefs could have gone young here by trying to coach up the likes of Darian Kinnard or Mike Caliendo buts instead, they were able to convince Allegretti to return on a one-year deal. This is vital to the interior positions because Allegretti has stepped up before and started multiple games up front for the Chiefs when they needed it.

Allegretti's ability to play guard and center will give the Chiefs some security this season even as they figure out the competition at tackle this preseason.