Trade Away: Charvarius Ward, CB
The Chiefs don’t really appear to fully value cornerbacks, at least big-ticket ones. Charvarius Ward is a restricted free agent this year, so they still have control. The question is, however, do they want to keep him for 2022 and beyond?
Again, if the trade market is solid because of the questions surrounding draft picks, the Chiefs could be in a position to land a nice return for the corner.
This is another move I don’t really see happening. But, considering the Chiefs landed Ward for a player they would have likely released, any return is nice and the Chiefs could be in a position for a good return.
Trade For: David Njoku, TE
The Browns have multiple tight ends ahead of David Njoku on the roster, including big free agent signing Austin Hooper last year as well as 2020 draft pick Harrison Bryant. They have more tight ends than they need.
The big issue will be the price in acquiring Njoku, who is in his fifth year or option year, of his contract after being a first-round pick and is set to carry a cap number of $6.013 million. If he’s willing to redo his contract to a much more team-friendly deal, I could see the Chiefs being interested.
The Chiefs need a second tight end and the former Miami Hurricane needs a fresh start. The Chiefs have been known to take chances, give second chances to former first-round picks, so perhaps something can get worked out.
Again, as I said, I don’t anticipate the KC Chiefs to be active in any trade markets. They don’t have the cap room to take on a big salary and they don’t have the draft capital to pull something off, not with the depth concerns this team has on their roster.
I don’t see the player on their current roster that they may look to move on from. With cap issues for a lot of teams in the league, trades will more look like baseball roster dumps than they will anything else.