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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What's in view for the Chiefs?

Even though the Chiefs are working with very limited cap space, there is plenty of room for improvement on the team and there are a few free agents that they could make a run at before the end of day two.

One of those players is Bears WR Darnell Mooney who is still up for grabs and has even been identified as one of the Chiefs' targets due to their need for more reliable hands and his connection with KC's Matt Nagy.

Another wide receiver that is apparently on the Chiefs' short list is Commanders' pass-catcher Curtis Samuel, someone who has spent a year under former Chiefs' offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy and has a lot left in the tank even after seven years in the NFL.

Outside of wide receiver, the Chiefs could desperately use some depth and even some upgrades on the offensive line to combat that new Raiders' duo. Obviously, Tyron Smith is the number one guy on the market, but with his likely high cap hit and advanced age (33 years old), it is potentially worrisome.

If Smith is off the board, someone like former New York Jet Mekhi Becton, who was a top-12 pick back in 2020 before injuries simply demolished his career, could work. That doesn't mean that Veach and coach Reid wouldn't take a flyer on him, especially since he's coming off his best and healthiest season yet, playing 987 snaps in 2023 compared to just 739 total in his first two years.

Also, recently released Joe Mixon out of Cincinnati could be worth a look considering the Chiefs' running back room is third-year starter Isiah Pacheco and... that's pretty much it. Mixon is an experienced veteran with plenty of miles on his legs. Now that he's seemingly been replaced by Zack Moss, it could be revenge on his mind more than money which would benefit the Chiefs greatly if he chose to play second fiddle to #10 in Chiefs Kingdom.

Who do you think the Chiefs should target in free agency? Let us know on Twitter at @ArrowheadAddict.

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