4 free agents the Kansas City Chiefs were wise to stay away from

Now that the first wave of free agency is over, what are some of the signings that the Chiefs were wise to not make themselves?

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) is shown with the ball against the Jets. The
New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) is shown with the ball against the Jets. The / Kevin R. Wexler - The Record / USA TODAY
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Calvin Ridley, Wide Receiver

The contract: 4 years, $92M ($50M guaranteed) with the Tennessee Titans

This one is pretty straightforward and I feel that most Chiefs fans are with me here.

Calvin Ridley is a good receiver, who many in Kansas City wanted the team to sign, but the Chiefs are now glad they missed out on him. $50M in guarantees, when many experts projected he wouldn't get more than $40M guaranteed, is a huge risk for the Titans.

This signing may very well work for Ran Carthon and the Titans, but I'm glad that Brett Veach didn't sign a receiver—one year removed from a gambling suspension and who's recorded a total of 1,300 receiving yards since the 2020 season—to a contract with $50M in guarantees.