Nov 24, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (90) against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs: Would You Trade For Ndamukong Suh


Mike Freeman of Bleacherreport.com, recently wrote an article about the Detroit Lions expressing interest in trading their all pro defensive tackle, Ndamukong Suh. Freeman reports that the Lions have indeed been in contact with other teams to at least explore the options and what it would take to get Suh out of Detroit.

The reason Detroit is exploring these options is because they need to know what will be their options, in case the negotiations with Suh for a new contract go south. Freeman writes,

“What the Lions are doing is standard operating procedure,” one team executive said. “Just in case they don’t think they can sign him, they’re preparing for worst case. It’s smart.”

In other words, the Lions are doing their due diligence. They would be foolish not to.”

So where does Kansas City come into play on all this? Well, in all likelihood, they don’t at all. Jason Whitlock, former beat writer for the Kansas City Star, and current writer for foxsports.com, recently made an appearance on ESPN’s afternoon show, Pardon The Interruption. The topic was discussed about the Suh being traded and Whitlock brought up how he’d love to see Suh in a Chiefs uniform,

“I would love to see him in a Kansas City Chiefs uniform, but I give it a 25% chance he gets traded at all.”

So with Whitlocks comments, (which you can listen to here, just fast forward to 20:00) and the fact that Detroit is more or less shopping Suh, I raised the question to myself, would I trade for Ndamukong Suh?

Immediate thought, DUH! The guy is a dominating force for any defensive line in the league, and, him paired up with Dontari Poe, Justin Houston, Derrick Johnson, and Tamba Hali just wouldn’t be fair. Could you imagine that being the core of your front seven? Sheesh.

But when you stop and smell those roses, you realize they actually smell like poo poo. Suh is asking for $22 million dollars a year- the Chiefs wouldn’t even pay their quarterback that much money- which makes him extremely unattractive, especially with his attitude issues on and off the field.

Freeman talked to a team official about this same matter,

“Every team in football would love to have (Suh),” said one team official, “but his behavior on the field still makes teams nervous. There’s a feeling that he has no self-control.”

Suh has been fined roughly $200,000 since entering the league and between body slams, kicks to the groin and just overall dirt play, teams aren’t going to pull the trigger on the guy. The other factor in all of this is that, Suh is set to be a free agent next year, so why not just wait and see his asking price on the open market?

I’m willing to bet that Kansas City was not one of those teams that the Lions have been in contact with, so all of this is just me entertaining a thought. Suh could help the Chiefs defense tremendously but, he is not worth $22 million and all the draft picks it would take to acquire him.

Nonetheless, it’s still an interesting question and I want to propose it to our readers. So, would you make a trade for Ndamukong Suh? If so, what would you be willing to give up and do you honestly believe he would be worth it? Start the discussion below in the comment box.

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  • jimfromkcj

    He was my second choice in that draft, but who knew he would turn into a total dirt bag. So, no I wouldn’t want the chiefs to hitch to his tree. Reputation is something that really matters, and a championship is not worth giving up our integrity.

    • Josh Michaels

      i would definitely take him on the team but i wouldn’t be willing to trade multiple first round picks, AND, pay him that kind of money. It would take the perfect deal for me to consider it.

  • Brady Warshawsky

    Suh is a baller, there is no denying his talents. Would I love to see those talents in Chiefs red? Yes, but not the baggage that comes with it. So… With that being said, I’d prefer the Chiefs hold onto their draft picks and build for the future. Unless they work out some crazy deal that favors KC’s stature… Like giving up Suh & Detroit’s 2nd Rounder for a couple of tape rolls, some Gate’s BBQ, and a few cases of Boulevard Beer.

    • Josh Michaels

      hahahahaha well said!

  • Joel Wagler

    Suh has game changing talent but all that baggage…oh my goodness! Cannot afford to pay a guy like that who you never know if he will get suspended all the time.

  • Nick

    I would take Suh and his baggage, like yesterday. Make this happen already. The thing that you must realize is that this won’t take multiple first round picks to get done, he’ll it might no even take a first. No on is going to give up multiple picks and pay the guy that kind of money. If KC and Detroit could agree on compensation, KC could ask for a window to negotiate an extension. What would you think about our 23 for Detroit’s 2nd and Suh? Or a 3rd this year and a conditional pick next year, likely a 3rd or 4th when we have multiple compensatory picks.

    • Nick

      Is also try to get Aldon Smith on the cheap too. Think about that DLine: Suh, Poe, Smith. Houston on the edge.

      • Josh Michaels

        Lots of $$$ on that side of the ball is what I see there, but it would be the dream!

        • Nick

          You’d need to get rid of Hali and Flowers for sure.

  • berttheclock

    A friend of mine went to the recent Blazers playoff game. He told me local football star Suh was there and when a spotlight was put on him, the crowd booed. I have talked with his father and you could not ask for a more decent, intelligent person. When, I talked with him his son had just been drafted, but, he was more proud his son had graduated from Nebraska.

  • berttheclock

    Of course, there is the Berry for Suh deal. Both are highly paid because they were picked in the last high rookie pay scale, Berry fifth and Suh second. Detroit needs a quality safety who could immediately, upgrade their defensive backfield. But, even though Suh could add a huge amount for our defensive line, his salary would still be very large even after working through an extension. We do not have the luxury of extra picks for a pick for player deal. One other problem is the Chiefs would have to then try to take a top safety to replace Berry and that might end up being a trade with the Lions for their 10 slot which again would take away needed lower picks. Lots of rolls to that dicey move. I had originally thought of just trading Berry for that 10 slot to pick up both their ten and their lower picks. So, Berry for both Suh and their tenth?

  • Roc

    No thanks, guys a dirty player and with the way the league is penalizing players for looking at people wrong this would be a horrible move. No doubt he’s a great player, just not sure he would be a good fit chemistry wise