The 3 positions that will define the Kansas City Chiefs offseason

What the Chiefs decide to do at these spots will define this offseason for Kansas City.

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How will the Chiefs approach wide receiver this offseason?

This question is less about who the Chiefs will get to play wide receiver next season and more about how the Chiefs will prioritize filling the need. Brett Veach has a history of going all-in to fix a major problem like he did with the offensive line after the Super Bowl loss to Tampa Bay. Could that lead him to throw a massive free agent contract at someone like Mike Evans even if it hampers his ability to fill other needs on the team? I don't think that's the approach he'll take, but it is possible.

Will Veach go into the offseason with the mindset that he's going to address the problem via a loaded wide receiver draft class? His track record suggests that he won't want to force his hand in the draft like that either, but maybe his aggressive solution will be trading up high enough to ensure he gets a rookie that he thinks will be the long-term solution (paired with Rashee Rice).

Maybe Veach will try to combo the problem with a less expensive free agent addition and a day two draft pick. Maybe he can get a guy like Hollywood Brown, Gabe Davis, or Darnell Mooney without breaking the bank. Or maybe he'll think someone like Kendrick Bourne or Tyler Boyd is enough of an upgrade over what K.C. had this season that he can bargain shop at the position and then combo that with a draft pick and still be fine.

The other interesting thing will be what kind of receiver (if any) he targets in free agency. You can make a strong argument that Kansas City needs both a field-stretching deep threat to replace Marquez Valdes-Scantling (who most assume will be cut to clear cap space) and a reliable possession receiver. So if Veach signs one of those types in free agency it could mean they will target the other type in the draft.

I'm guessing that Veach already knows what his preferred choice to fix the position is, it's just a matter of if he can pull it off in terms of the signings and draft picks. Regardless, this will be one of the most interesting positions to watch as the offseason plays out.

Next up, let's go to the defensive side of the ball and the position where the Chiefs are going to have to spend some serious money one way or the other.