TRADE #3: WANOGHO ON THE GO
Chiefs trade: Prince Tega Wanogho, OT
Colts trade: McTelvin Agim, DT
It's hard to build up an offensive line to the point of having quality depth across the board, but that's just about where the Chiefs are at these days, especially at bookend. The imports of Jawaan Taylor, Donovan Smith, and rookie Wanya Morris combined with the holdover Lucas Niang has given the Chiefs a nice quartet of veterans mixed with young players and there's reason to feel good that this unit can stand up to the rigors of an NFL regular season.
Given the presence of those players, it stands to reason what the Chiefs might do with Prince Tega Wanogho.
Now, Wanogho is a solid young talent himself that might be worth keeping even as a fifth tackle option. It's impossible to know just how much depth a team might need in a given year at a certain position, and Wanogho would never get tossed aside on waivers, which is why he makes sense as a player another team might seek out.
Enter the Colts who have an interesting tackle situation. Braden Smith is hoping to rebound in a meaningful way on the right side Bernhard Raimann is hoping a half-season of improvement last winter will turn into a full season of solid production. Blake Freeland is the newly drafted rookie out of BYU with starting experience on both sides. Given the uncertainty in each individual scenario, it would make sense for the Colts to import one more player to help provide greater security and potential.
For the Chiefs, Wanogho woud be a missed piece, but the Colts have a young defensive tackle in McTelvin Agim who has been impressive so far in Indy's preseason as both a run defender and disruptive presence from the interior. The third-round pick of the Denver Broncos back in 2020, Agim was released last December and the Colts picked him up shortly thereafter.
In training camp and the preseason, Agim has earned more of the Colts' trust and seems to have leaped over rookie Eric Johnson and free agent signing Taven Bryan. In fact, it's possible the Colts would rather give up Bryan in this deal, but the cash due Bryan (of $3.5M) doesn't match well with the Chiefs who lack a lot of space at this point.
Either way, the Colts have a need for an offensive tackle to round out the roster and the Chiefs could use some dependable help in the interior. That makes this deal an interesting one to consider.