Kansas City Chiefs: Realistic look at 2019 Chiefs roster – Version 2

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Outside of maybe the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Kansas City Chiefs are second to none when it comes to offseason rumors this year.

Maybe it comes with being a Super Bowl favorite, but there may not have been a time when there were this many rumors involving the Kansas City Chiefs. This makes for a very exciting offseason for Chiefs Kingdom.

I recently wrote an article about what the Chiefs roster could realistically look like considering all of the finances. This article will be covering Version Two of my roster predictions. So here we go, Version Two of what the Chiefs roster could realistically look like in the 2019 season starting with contract extensions.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was written before several moves were made in free agency. The big ones being the Kansas City Chiefs releasing Justin Houston and signing Carlos Hyde.

Contract Extensions

In Version One of realistic predictions for the roster, I looked how the Chiefs could extend both Tyreek Hill and Chris Jones. That was more to just show that it is possible and, while that would be smart for the long-term stability of this franchise, it isn’t the most efficient use of funds for the coming season.

The Chiefs very well could be Super Bowl favorites for next season, so using up a majority of this season’s cap to just stabilize the future rather than improving the current roster may not be the best use of the cap.

In this version of realistic roster predictions, let’s focus more on what the Chiefs will actually do after the rumors and reports we have been hearing. Going off of what the Chiefs will do, the most realistic way to handle the extensions will be to only extend one of the two.

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