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KC Chiefs: Three players to trade for and two to trade away in 2021

CLEVELAND, OHIO - DECEMBER 14: David Njoku #85 of the Cleveland Browns warms up prior to taking on the Baltimore Ravens in the game at FirstEnergy Stadium on December 14, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OHIO - DECEMBER 14: David Njoku #85 of the Cleveland Browns warms up prior to taking on the Baltimore Ravens in the game at FirstEnergy Stadium on December 14, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /
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KC Chiefs: Three players to trade for and two to trade away in 2021
Tytus Howard #71 of the Houston Texans (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) /

The KC Chiefs might not be super active in trades this offseason, but here are some names to watch. 

The Kansas City Chiefs have been known to be active and aggressive in the trade market. However, at this point, it’s hard to imagine the Chiefs doing much this offseason as the ‘bill is coming due’ for the Run it Back Tour of 2020. While it’s certainly not in Brett Veach’s personality to sit tight, this offseason, I imagine that is what the organization will do.

With that in mind, we will take a look at a couple of players that could be dealt, either to the midwest or out of it. Some are me taking a stab at what could work, and some are simply me trying to identify past trends and make guesses.

Remember, no one believed Marcus Peters was on the move until it was formally announced. I will not attempt to guess what the compensation of the trade would be, just simply attempt to find some players the Chiefs could look at and some players perhaps the Chiefs move out.

Trade For: Tytus Howard, OT

If the Texans go full rebuild this offseason, offensive tackle Tytus Howard could be a name to keep an eye on. Drafted in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft (No. 23 overall), Howard has started 22 games during his two seasons with Houston. He is also only two years into his rookie contract, meaning for the next season or two, his salary will be relatively cheap for the Chiefs in the event they were to acquire him.

What and how the Chiefs address their offensive line this offseason will be interesting. Eric Fisher is likely to miss a majority of if not the entire 2021 season and Mitchell Schwartz missed a majority of this season with a back injury, and questions linger about his health going forward.

The Chiefs do have Martinas Rankin who also is from the same draft as well, so it will be curious to see how the team view and moves forward with him. But if the Chiefs do look at a trade, it likely will be a player with an inexpensive contract.