5 under-the-radar free agents the KC Chiefs should target

With NFL free agency right around the corner, which under-the-radar free agents would be good fits with the Kansas City Chiefs?

Aug 17, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Maurice Hurst (90)
Aug 17, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Maurice Hurst (90) / Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
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Josh Jones, Offensive Tackle

Left tackle is one of the key positions that the Chiefs will need to figure out this offseason. Will Donovan Smith return and do they trust Wanya Morris at left tackle if he doesn't?

Due to this draft cycle being flush with solid offensive tackle prospects, it would make sense for the Chiefs to opt to draft and develop one rather than sign one in free agency to back up Morris. If they do choose to sign one, Josh Jones could be a good fit.

After spending the first three seasons of his career with the Cardinals, Jones was traded to the Texans last August. He didn't get much playing time in Houston but was pretty good in 2022 with Arizona.

Jones fits what the Chiefs prefer in their tackles. He's athletic and serviceable in pass protection. His run-blocking is subpar, but Kansas City doesn't seem to value that in offensive tackles. He also has experience at both right and left tackle as well as guard as a pro.

In terms of contract, Jones should net a deal in the range of $5M to $8M per season on a contract of no more than two years. That is more expensive than Donovan Smith was in 2023, so it could be a turnoff for K.C., but Jones does have more upside and is also four years younger.

If Brett Veach and Andy Reid decide to sign a swing tackle in free agency, Josh Jones would fit the bill.