Kansas City Chiefs 2017 NFL Offseason Guide
2017 Waiver Wire Opens: February 6th
Yes Kansas City Chiefs fans, as you read this the 2017 NFL offseason has already begun. As of today, the waiver wire system is up and running for the 2017 season. This is something that doesn’t get a lot of attention because it is rare that it would be used so early. Simply put, there is very little value in waiving a player now without even getting to workouts.
However, down the road this system will be heavily utilized. That is especially true for teams that finished the 2016 season with the worst records. Those organizations will have first crack at the wire. The Chiefs, on the other hand, will be at the back end of the waiver wire. That means KC is unlikely to land many quality players through the waiver system. It is possible though.
Of course, the Chiefs first made fans aware of the power of the waiver wire in 2013. That season John Dorsey would place claims on Ron Parker, Jaye Howard, and Dezman Moses who all saw time with the team this year. There were several other quality waiver claims that season, and several more since then. Of course, without the first overall priority, like we had in 2013, it’s unlikely to get similar results.