What Chiefs Kingdom learned in the first wave of NFL free agency

Even though the Chiefs made their big "splash" by re-signing star DL Chris Jones the day before every free agent signed with new teams, that doesn't mean that Kansas City fans didn't have a fun day watching all the madness ensue across the NFL landscape. But how should Chiefs fans feel about some of the major moves in and around the league, especially around their own division?

Chris Jones reacting to a question during the Super Bowl media day
Chris Jones reacting to a question during the Super Bowl media day / Jamie Squire/GettyImages
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Looking at the rest of the AFC

Over the course of the first day of free agency and "legal tampering" there were plenty of AFC teams that got better, and a few that got particularly worse.

For instance, the Buffalo Bills blew up earlier in the week by releasing a slew of key players from Jordan Poyer to Mitch Morse to Siran Neal. But, they extended 3x Pro Bowl LT Dion Dawkins on a three-year contract worth $60.5 million and they re-signed edge rusher A.J. Epenesa who was even on some KC fans' shortlists.

Meanwhile, the Miami Dolphins have seemingly imploded after their Wild Card exit to the Chiefs. Before midday, the Dolphins had lost their starting safety Brandon Jones (above), stud DT Christian Wilkins (above), OLB Andrew Van Ginkel, and their RG Robert Hunt. It was so obvious that the Dolphins were bleeding out that even former Chief Tyreek Hill took to Twitter to voice his opinion:

Eventually, Hill was correct, as Miami stopped some of the bleeding by signing TE Jonnu Smith, LB Jordyn Brooks, and LB Anthony Walker as well as a new center in Aaron Brewer. But, no matter how you look at it, Miami had a bad first day of free agency.

The Titans signed former Cowboy RB Tony Pollard to a three-year, $24 million contract, which perplexed a few people considering he runs almost identically to his new teammate in the backfield Tyjae Spears.

Jacksonville once again did what they did last offseason: overpay for a wide receiver. This time taking former Buffalo Bills pass-catcher Gabe Davis on a three-year, $39 million deal, something that gave many Chiefs fans a sigh of relief considering many experts had him as a top target for Kansas City.

And New England grabbed a bunch of players for their new head coach Jerod Mayo, including bringing back Jacoby Brissett whom they drafted in the third round back in 2016. Not only that, they grabbed another Commander in RB Antonio Gibson, re-signed WR Kendrick Bourne and TE Hunter Henry, and shored up the offensive line with the signings of Mike Onwenu and Chukwuma Okorafor.

All-in-all, the AFC did not get that much better, but there is always tomorrow and there is still the draft in less than 45 days.