Here are some intriguing options for the KC Chiefs at offensive tackle in free agency.
Free agency is usually not the spot to build the team. It’s expensive and teams often overpay for what they get. However, if the Chiefs are going to spend in free agency, offensive line, at least for the Chiefs this season, is likely the spot to do it. There are some young options that could hit the market with a lot of playing experience.
- Taylor Moton, RT (Panthers) – The top tackle on the market, Moton will certainly get paid. The four-year veteran has started all 16 games for the past three seasons and maybe the allure of playing with Mahomes and company would be enough to sell him on Kansas City. Spotrac calculates his contract value to be $14.7 million a season on a new deal. Can the Chiefs afford him and will they even make an effort to sign him?
- Cam Robinson, LT (Jaguars) – Robinson is a tough evaluation for the Chiefs as he’s very big and powerful and is going to get paid because he’s played a lot of tackle in the NFL. Does he re-sign with the Jaguars, who have plenty of cap space? Does he fit what the Chiefs want in their left tackle? Those are questions that would need to be answered.
- Alejandro Villanueva, LT (Steelers) – The veteran of the group, the 33-year-old is likely going to be in a new home as the cash-strapped Steelers are forced to remake their roster. Villanueva is a one-year deal type option, perhaps to tutor a new, younger tackle draft option. For a team that I highly doubt is willing to give the left side to a rookie, he would make sense at the right price. His experience may price him out of what KC may be willing to spend.
- Daryl Williams, OT/OG (Bills) – Williams is a player that makes a lot of sense in that he has played both guard and right tackle in the NFL. The Chiefs appreciate versatile offensive linemen and Williams fits that bill. Younger and with good size and experience, he also would go well with the running backs. He is a cheaper option than Moton.