Kansas City Chiefs: 2017 Offseason Calendar

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Kansas City Chiefs tackle Mitchell Schwartz
Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Mitchell Schwartz. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports /

Kansas City Chiefs 2017 NFL Offseason Guide

Free Agency Begins: March 9th

As of 4:00 pm (EST) on March 9th, the Kansas City Chiefs (along with the rest of the league) will be free to sign any available player on the market. This is a fast and furious period for the first few days. Big names will begin switching teams. There will be tons of news to follow, and plenty more to ignore. It’s one of the most exciting periods of the NFL offseason.

The Chiefs role in Free Agency this year remains to be seen. Each year has seen John Dorsey become less and less aggressive in going after free agents. Of course, that is largely due to his early success in this area, and in using other means to build a strong roster. Now Dorsey is able to embrace the mantra of his mentor Ron Wolf who favored building from within.

However, Kansas City may still make a splash or two. The team did add tackle Mitchell Schwartz in 2016. That was considered a major move as Schwartz is thought to be one of the top right tackles in the NFL. However, apart from that move, the Chiefs really didn’t do a lot that would excite fans. So we shall see what approach is taken this year.