Four Chiefs players who could be traded before the season starts

Nov 13, 2022; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Prince Tega Wanogho
Nov 13, 2022; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Prince Tega Wanogho / Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
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Joshua Kaindoh, DL

This one is a bit of a surprise, but for reasons opposite some of the others on this list. The only way that a Kaindoh trade would actually surprise anyone is if another team actually wanted to give something up of value for the chance to employ him.

Joshua Kaindoh came to the Chiefs as a toolsy prospect out of Florida State who somehow checked all of the boxes to be a solid developmental attempt from the 2021 NFL Draft. He showcased the requisite measureables during the pre-draft season in every way—from his impressive length and build to his acceleration and athleticism.

Despite the fact that he'd never put it all together for the Seminoles, Veach invested a fourth round pick in him in order to see what Steve Spagnuolo and his assistants could do with a player so moldable. For the last two seasons, however, Kaindoh has earned a total of 46 defensive snaps (and those were back in 2021) on the edge for a team that's been forced to invest highly at the position in that same time.

There's a reason the Chiefs have sunk two consecutive first-round picks into edge rushers: they're in great need of them. Even now, it shouldn't surprise anyone if the Chiefs did it once again in 2023. Yet with such a wide window of opoportunity, Kaindoh still hasn't showed any sort of step forward to claim a role of his own. And now at this point, it looks like his time is likely up after this preseason.

That said, if another team also liked Kaindoh coming out of the draft and were outbid because Veach took him early, they might find themselves wanting to make sure they get a chance to work him out first. (It's a longshot but you never know in the NFL who might value what within their scheme.)