It is inevitable that the Kansas City Chiefs will be without the services of Derrick Johnson sometime in the next few years. So exploring the team’s options, and developing talent, now is a prudent course of action. It also fits the mold of how the KC front office has handled business since the arrival of Andy Reid and John Dorsey.
When it comes to filling in for DJ, my vote is going to Ramik Wilson right now. Sure, there may be a stud linebacker or two in the draft. However, it appears we already have one in the making on the roster right now. The truth is that the Chiefs have invested pretty heavily at the inside linebacker position over the past couple of seasons. It looks like that investment is paying off.
I see the tandem of Ramik Wilson and Justin March-Lillard taking over as the Chiefs starters in the middle of the defense. These two young players offer a lot of potential and talent for KC to work with. The fact that both are still only in their second year in the NFL is even more reason to think they will work out. As these young players continue to progress, Chiefs fans should expect the defense to continue to be a strength for Kansas City football.
You really can’t say enough about the job that general manager John Dorsey has done for the Kansas City Chiefs. The difference between the organization now and how it was with Scott Pioli is night and day. This Chiefs team is deep with talent and potential. It is not a stretch to expect KC to remain a perennial playoff team for the foreseeable future.