With free agency quickly approaching, the Kansas City Chiefs have a ton of questions that are needing to be answered- particularly along the offensive line.
As of Monday, the Chiefs currently sit at about $6 million under the cap according to Adam Teicher of ESPN. Along with that, the NFL has yet to set its official cap number which some reports, Pro Football Talk in particular, are saying the cap number could exceed $132 million, which is great news for a number of teams across the league.
The reason that’s important for Kansas City is because they cannot afford to lose both offensive guards, Jon Asamoah and Geoff Schwartz. Both will not be under contract come March when free agency begins and the Chiefs do not want to come away empty handed when it comes to either one.
Many reports from the combine indicated that Schwartz was going to be a highly targeted free agent and that he is likely to walk after just one season in Kansas City. Jon Asamoah is also a top free agent at his position, considering he turns 26 this year and was one of Pro Football Focuses top guards in the league after the 2012 season.
So my question is this, who do the Chiefs keep? Obviously they would like to go the cheapest route, considering the cap issues and the other positions of need that need to be filled as well.
Geoff Schwartz is the veteran of the two, and brings more versatility, as he has shown his ability to fill in at tackle and both guard spots. Asamoah probably has the higher ceiling because his age leaves you to believe he’s entering the prime of his career. Both are solid players at their position and the Chiefs would be comfortable with either one, but who?
It would be nice to see the Chiefs have one of these guys under contract before free agency starts, but it’s hard to say if that will happen. John Dorsey took care of these similar situations right at the deadline last year, with his signing of Dwayne Bowe and tagging Branden Albert. Let’s hope something similar happens this year.
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