Life is fantastic in Chiefs Kingdom, with their team reigning as the Super Bowl champions and being once again favored to clinch the title this coming February. The eagerly awaited training camp is slated to commence in July. However, given that the significant NFL offseason events, including the draft and free agency, have already concluded, there might not be much news until then. Nonetheless, there are exciting possibilities, such as a potential contract extension for Chris Jones or the arrival of Deandre Hopkins to Kansas City.
While the offseason still isn't over yet, let's review some of the best moves that Brett Veach has made so far to improve the Kansas City Chiefs.
Best moves of the KC Chiefs offseason - Honorable Mention: Signing Donovan Smith
While including the signing of Donovan Smith after the draft may have caught some by surprise, as it hasn't been met with widespread acclaim among Chiefs fans this offseason, and I understand why. However, let's examine this move in isolation. Indeed, it would be ideal for the Chiefs not to rely on an aging veteran, who had a subpar season in 2022, as their starting left tackle for Patrick Mahomes. Nevertheless, let's consider the timing of this decision.
At the moment of Smith's signing in early May, the Chiefs were without a starting left tackle. Jawaan Taylor lacks experience at the left tackle position in both college and the NFL, Wanya Morris may not be fully prepared for the NFL, and Lucas Niang and Prince Tega Wanogho are still considered as developmental tackles.
While I don't perceive this move as an exceptional one, it does provide a higher baseline of performance at one of the most crucial positions on the entire team, especially with a cap hit of just $2.76M. It's worth acknowledging that during this period, finding a starting-caliber left tackle is far from a simple task.