KC Chiefs News: Free agency officially underway in NFL

KC Chiefs news surrounds free agency officially beginning in the NFL and the Kansas City Chiefs have been pretty quiet in the first phase.

It was a quiet start to free agency for the Kansas City Chiefs, who didn’t sign a single player on the first day of the new league year. This isn’t the worst thing in the world, as the Chiefs are coming off a Super Bowl title and they’re looking to give extensions where they can.

Even though things were quiet early on for the Chiefs, they still have plenty of time to bring in players via free agency. They still have needs at positions like cornerback, guard, running back, and linebacker and while they can address those in the draft, there are plenty of names on the market for them to explore bringing in.

The Chiefs did lose a few members from their Super Bowl LIV winning squad. Kendall Fuller signed a four-year deal worth $40 million to head back to the Washington Redskins, who drafted him in 2016. Emmanuel Ogbah struck a two-year deal with the Miami Dolphins worth $15 million. Losing both of these guys hurts, but Brett Veach showed he knows how to build a good defense.

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With a Super Bowl title on the resumé, the Kansas City Chiefs don’t have as much pressure to make a huge splash in free agency. They have their core, which consists of Mahomes, Travis Kelce, Tyreek Hill, Mitchell Schwartz, Frank Clark, and Tyrann Mathieu (potentially Jones as well, but we’ll see what happens there) and that’s the big thing to remember here right now.

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Free agency has been a big part of how the Chiefs build their team in years past, but with a Super Bowl title under their belts and some big contracts on the way, it’s not shocking that Kansas City has laid low and not made any signings.

There’s still a lot of free agents left out there on the market, so just because the KC Chiefs didn’t bring one in on Day 1 doesn’t mean they’ll continue to watch from the sidelines. Be on the lookout for some smaller moves in the coming weeks.