According to NFL analyst Tony Pauline of draftanalyst.com, John Dorsey is reportedly making it known the Kansas City Chiefs are “out” when it comes to Free Agency.
The Kansas City Chiefs have had a busy week with the contract extension of Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and the re-signing of Eric Berry. Those two moves apparently represent the extent of the Chiefs interest in Free Agency for 2017. According to Tony Pauline of draftanalyst.com, Dorsey is telling people at the Combine the team is “out” when it comes to the free agent market.
If this news is true, it isn’t really surprising. The Chiefs don’t have very much salary cap space and very few needs on the roster. When you’re coming off of a 12-4 season and not losing many players, there really isn’t much need to invest in Free Agency.
Of course, it is all together possible that the Chiefs are just blowing some smoke to keep them off of the radar. However, I don’t think this is the case. It just makes way too much sense for Kansas City to avoid paying anyone a big contract. Also, John Dorsey comes from the Ron Wolf school of front office management. The legendary Packers GM preached building through the draft, and Dorsey has embraced that.
I do believe that the Chiefs will continue to be active when it comes to their own players. There are a number of KC players who are free agents in 2018 that it would make sense to re-sign now. The Chiefs also have some restricted free agents that still need to be addressed for this year. So this won’t be the end of all KC Free Agency news.
The Kansas City Chiefs are continuing to work on building their roster from within. This strategy appears to be paying off for the Chiefs as they get stronger each year. This is how you build a stable franchise for the long haul. There is a lot for Chiefs Kingdom to be excited about for the future.