3 top free agents Chiefs could still sign at a bargain price

Should the Chiefs bring these guys in?
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The Kansas City Chiefs are riding high after winning back-to-back Super Bowl championships and are now looking to be the first NFL team to win three straight championships. It won't be easy obviously but the good news is that the Chiefs are clearly a team that know how to win even when all of the cards are stacked against them.

They've also been good at finding cheap talent who can come in and help them win games. There just so happen to be several bargain free agents still waiting to find an NFL home and the Chiefs could make a lot of sense for these three players.

Emmanuel Ogbah

If this name sounds familiar, that's because Emmanuel Ogbah played for the Chiefs in 2019. He was a bargain free agent for the team back then and went on to tally 5.5 sacks and 11 QB hits in 10 regular season games for KC that year.

The Dolphins pried Ogbah away from Kansas City following the 2019 season and he had back-to-back seasons where he totaled 9.0 sacks. The Dolphins signed Ogbah to a four-year extension worth over $65 million but he didn't make it through the end of that contract and is currently a free agent.

Ogbah is coming off a season where he had nine QB hits and 5.5 sacks with the Dolphins in 2023 and he could be a nice pass-rushing piece for the Chiefs to add for the 2024 season.

Stephon Gilmore

Once upon a time, Stephon Gilmore was one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL and Chiefs fans would have loved to have seen him donning the red and yellow. While Gilmore isn't that same kind of talent anymore, he's coming off a respectable 2023 campaign with the Cowboys.

Gilmore's PFF grades from 2023 are pretty good with him receiving an overall grade of 74.4 and a coverage grade of 72.3. Speaking of PFF, they projected him to receive a one-year deal worth $10 million in the offseason but Gilmore is still waiting to sign with someone.

With L'Jarius Sneed off to Nashville, the Chiefs could use some help at cornerback and maybe they could be the someone Gilmore signs with.

David Bakhtiari

The long-time Packers left tackle is searching for a new home and it just so happens that the Chiefs left tackle job is undecided heading into training camp and preseason. Wanya Morris and rookie Kingsley Suamataia will likely be the two battling it out for the starting left tackle gig but David Bakhtiari could make sense as an option to throw into the fold here.

The reason Bakhtiari is still left unsigned is that he's had injury issues in recent years, missing nearly all of the 2021 and 2023 seasons. In 2022, started 11 games and finished with a respectable 79.8 overall PFF grade. The Chiefs wouldn't want to sign Bakhtiari as a sure-thing at left tackle but he's proven that when healthy, he can ball out on the offensive line. He'd be worth signing to a cheap deal as an insurance policy.