Kansas City Chiefs: Offseason trade talk starting up

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The Kansas City Chiefs have been a willing trade partner in the NFL since John Dorsey became General Manager. Will that continue this offseason?

Over the past couple of seasons, Kansas City Chiefs fans have gotten used to the idea that the team will be active in the trade market. General Manager, John Dorsey, has shown a willingness to put his assets to work in order to improve the roster. As the 2017 offseason moves forward, many are starting to wonder what Dorsey has in store for this year.

FanSided’s Brad Weiss recently put out an article that explored trade options for all 32 NFL teams. The Chiefs made the list twice, acquiring a wide receiver in one trade and a linebacker in another. In each trade, Kansas City gave up it’s 2018 5th round pick. I don’t know that I agree with either trade, but I do expect the Chiefs to explore the market at some point.

Overall, the Kansas City Chiefs have a very strong roster for the 2017 season. However, this is not a team without some concerns. There are still question marks at wide receiver, in the secondary, and at various other spots. The Chiefs will certainly be looking into what options are available to them.

On the other end of that, Kansas City has quite a few assets they can use to acquire more talent. The Chiefs have quite a few talented running backs and linebackers. There is some potentially extra talent on the defensive line as well. I expect John Dorsey to be well-aware of what is at his disposal.

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Chiefs fans shouldn’t forget about the next few years either when it comes to talking about trades. With Kansas City now invested in a new long-term quarterback, the team will need to make sure they are building around him for the future. It’s no coincidence that they also traded up in the draft to get a running back and wide receiver.

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Dorsey and his staff will know that the makeup of the Kansas City Chiefs is changing. With a new, big-armed, quarterback leading the franchise, the nature of the offense will be drastically different in the next couple of years. It’s important to ensure the team is built for that.

That means trading for draft picks is certainly not out of the question. Especially when you consider that the Chiefs will already be without their first round pick in 2018. That’s a valuable asset that will be tough to make up for.

As for what moves the Chiefs will make, your guess is as good as mine. Of course I’ll be digging into that a bit more as we get closer to the start of Training Camp. However, there have not been many trades that John Dorsey has made that could be called “obvious”.

The Kansas City Chiefs have become a very aggressive team in the personnel market under John Dorsey. There is no reason to expect that to change this year. The Chiefs are constantly turning their roster over, and it generally seems to work out for them. Don’t be surprised when that continues to happen.