8 free agents who should top the Chiefs offseason wish list

The NFL's free agency legal tampering period begins today. Here is a list of 8 players at different positions that would be a good fit for the Kansas City Chiefs.

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The NFL's free agency legal tampering period begins today. Soon there will be an avalanche of reports and rumors about what players are signing with what teams.

The Kansas City Chiefs already made huge news Saturday night with a massive new contract for Chris Jones, and there's a good chance L'Jarius Sneed has a new home at any moment.

Despite those two massive decisions, the Chiefs still have lots of other moves they need to make to fill out their roster. So I thought I would put together a wish list of players for them to target now that free agency is getting underway.

I decided to stick with one player I like for the Chiefs at eight different positions. I set out to find a player at ten different positions, but at two of them, I didn't find a single free agent I cared about enough to put on the list (but more on that in a minute). The Chiefs won't be able to afford to sign all eight of these players, but if they were able to land 3-4 of them, it would be a fantastic haul for Brett Veach.

So let's kick this off with the guy that I think should be Patrick Mahomes' next backup.

Quarterback: Drew Lock

The Chiefs don't need to spend much on a backup quarterback. Last season they paid Blaine Gabbert about $1.3 million to fill that role. Gabbert never really seemed to gel in the same way as Chad Henne who you constantly saw talking with Patrick Mahomes on the sideline. If Veach doesn't want to bring Gabbert back, another former Missouri quarterback might be a better option.

Drew Lock is a former local kid who was drafted by the Denver Broncos and played the last couple of years in Seattle. Last season Lock made $4 million to back up Geno Smith, but at the time they signed him, he was still viewed as someone who might compete to start. I don't think anyone sees Lock as a possible starter now, so it seems unlikely that Lock will be able to match that number again this offseason. Lock has some intriguing physical tools that made him a second-round draft pick and Andy Reid has certainly made less-gifted quarterbacks look good.

I believe Patrick Mahomes is seasoned enough in the NFL that K.C. doesn't need to go the "old guy" backup quarterback route to give him a veteran sounding board in meeting rooms and the sideline anymore. Lock has started enough games that he will bring knowledge of what he has seen and sees on the field. He also has an energy and enthusiasm that I think would pair well with Mahomes and the rest of the Chiefs offense.

Signing with the Chiefs would give the Chiefs a nice boost at their backup QB spot and give Lock a chance to rehab how other teams see him and potentially get one more chance to compete for a bigger role/job on his next contract. If his price is reasonable I would like this move a lot.

Now let's talk about a possible running back to pair with Isiah Pacheco.