It’s the start of the 2014 NFL off season for the Kansas City Chiefs. Every year I talk with other Kansas City Chief fans about what off season moves should be made. I start with NFL free agency since we only have one day and in free agency, you have a chance to sign and trade for impact players.
Lets first look at the Kansas City Chief free agents. They are as follows: Branden Albert, Geoff Schwartz, Jon Asamoah, Dexter McCluster, Tyson Jackson, Kendrick Lewis, Quintin Demps, Husain Abdullah, Frank Zombo, Kyle Williams, Akeem Jordan, Thomas Gafford.
Lets begin with the players I would sign for sure. The first player I sign is Husian Abdullah. Did you watch the AFC wild card game? He was all over the field. Next, I would sign Asamoah and Schwartz. When Fisher and Albert were out with injury the chiefs offensive line never missed a beat.
If you notice, I haven’t said anything about Dexter McCluster, Branden Albert, Tyson Jackson. Dexter had one pro bowl season and it just so happen to be the season were his contract was up. He won’t be worth the big payday. Tyson Jackson has never lived up to his high draft pick.
Next item of business is Brandon Flowers. He is getting older and his contract is really pricey. I trade him to the St Louis Rams for a 2nd round and 5th round picks. He is a pro bowl corner, and since he no longer fits the team’s scheme, the Chiefs need to bring in players that do.
Lastly, what free agents would be signed to get the Kansas City Chiefs over the hump? First, Michael Bennett, Defensive Lineman, of the Seattle Seahawks. He can replace Tyson Jackson in the 3-4 scheme.
Next, Safety Donte Whitner, who has great ball skills and can bring physicality to a secondary that needs a enforcer.
The last free agent I sign as GM-of-the-Chiefs-for-a-day is Anquan Boldin. The former Raven and 49er is a proven leader who is known for CATCHING the ball in critical situations. These three players, along with a solid draft class should be enough to put Kansas City over the hump. Tell me your thoughts if you were a GM for a day what would you do?