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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Remember, this is just a projection of what the Chiefs could do given what they have to work with this offseason. Will their actual offseason look anything like this? Absolutely not.

In this "mock offseason", Kansas City beefed up their defensive tackle depth chart, upgraded the wide receiver talent around Rashee Rice, and signed several key defensive pieces to long-term contracts. On the other hand, will the Chiefs need to add another edge rusher given Charles Omenihu's injury? Also, given the contracts signed in this projection, the Chiefs would be almost $40M over the cap in 2025. Is going all in for a three-peat worth the potential cap issues in 2025?

Every NFL team has needs every offseason and the back-to-back Super Bowl champions are no exception. They still need to upgrade their wide receiver room and potentially overhaul their defensive tackle group. They also need to figure out the deal at offensive tackle. Do they trust Wanya Morris at left tackle or will they bring in competition? Does Jawaan Taylor return? The Chiefs could cut him with a post-June 1 designation prior to March 17 to avoid $20M in 2025 money from vesting.

In addition, two of Kansas City's best defensive players are unrestricted free agents, Chris Jones and L'Jarius Sneed. Will one of them be tagged? Will either one sign a contract extension before free agency? Is it possible that one or both leave the Chiefs? Those are questions that will be answered in a little under one month.

Even though Brett Veach's team is still in better shape than pretty much every other franchise in the NFL, he's still under immense pressure this Spring. He has an opportunity to build their very first team to three-peat and that's something he'll likely only get one chance to do. If he plays his cards right, he'll go down in history as one of the best general managers in NFL history. If not, the Chiefs will be like the previous eight repeat Super Bowl winners to not get the job done.

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