Kansas City Chiefs: The Top 5 Biggest Draft “Busts” In Chiefs History

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Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Tyson Jackson (94)  Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Number 5: Tyson Jackson

Draft Pick: 1st round, number 3 overall, 2009 NFL Draft

Tyson Jackson just simply should not have been taken number three overall. Scott Pioli was entering the first year of his tenure in Kansas City and his new coaching staff was switching their defensive scheme to the 3-4. Pioli needed to start building his defense and decided to take Tyson Jackson as his beginning piece. So where do I even begin?

Jackson was signed to a 5 year, $57 million with $31 million guaranteed. That is just absolutely ridiculous for a kid who hadn’t even played one snap in a professional game. Contracts like his were part of the reason that NFL decided on a cap limit for first round rookie players under the new CBA.

Safe to say Jackson never lived up to that money with his play on the field. He only accounted for nine total sacks in his five seasons with Kansas City. Yes, that is correct, just nine sacks and he was being paid as well as the best pass rushers in the league.

Jackson did do some good things for KC, however, like become a stout defender against the run and he always had a strong work ethic.

He recently signed a very generous second contract with the Atlanta Falcons that pays him $5 million per year. Good luck with that Hotlanta’ you’ll recognized you over paid soon enough. Unfortunately for him, he will always be labeled as one of the biggest bust’s in Chiefs history.

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