Quest for a three-peat: Plotting the ideal KC Chiefs offseason

After winning Super Bowl LVIII, the Kansas City Chiefs have an opportunity to be first team in NFL history to win three straight Super Bowls. If they're going to do so, here's what they need to do.

Super Bowl LVII - Kansas City Chiefs v Philadelphia Eagles
Super Bowl LVII - Kansas City Chiefs v Philadelphia Eagles / Gregory Shamus/GettyImages
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2024 External Free Agents

WR Calvin Ridley (3 years, $51M with $25M in guarantees, $8.5M 2024 cap hit)

Coming off a lengthy gambling suspension, Calvin Ridley was solid for the Jaguars but wasn't exactly a home run. Given how Jacksonville and Kansas City run similar systems, the transition shouldn't be too bad. Ridley has shown an ability to beat both man and zone coverage and can be the outside receiver to complement Rashee Rice.

WR Kendrick Bourne (2 years, $10M with $4M in guarantees, $3M 2024 cap hit)

More than anything, Kendrick Bourne could be a lottery ticket for Kansas City. He racked up a respectable 800 yards in the 2021 regular season, despite having Mac Jones at QB and only starting five games. Before a season-ending knee injury, he was on pace to break 800 yards again, despite the Patriots being a total dumpster fire around him. Imagine what he could do with Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid. He's coming off a Torn ACL, so the Chiefs could get him for cheap.

DT Maurice Hurst (1 year, $2.5M)

Maurice Hurst would be another lottery ticket for the Chiefs. Very few players have struggled with injuries as much as he has. He managed to only log 41 snaps between the 2021 and 2022 seasons and saw his 2023 season end early in Week 14 due to a torn pectoral. Before his latest injury, he was having a season for the Browns. He was great against the run and solid as a pass rusher. Given the poor depth behind Chris Jones, the Chiefs would be wise to take a swing on a player with high upside like Hurst.