The KC Chiefs need help on their offensive line and Isaiah Wilson would have been a low-risk, high-reward acquisition.
After seeing what the Dolphins had to give up to land 2020 first-round tackle Isaiah Wilson, the Kansas City Chiefs really should have made an attempt to land the former Georgia Bulldog tackle. Instead, the Dolphins were able to land him and only had to swap seventh-round picks with the Titans in order to do so.
Of course, people will say there’s a reason why the Titans gave up so little to get rid of Wilson and that can’t be denied. He had a slew of problems both on and off the field during his short stint in Nashville and clearly, the Titans just wanted to be done with him.
Wilson was a first-round talent for a reason though and he’s the kind of player Brett Veach typically tries to bring in. Veach loves former first-round picks who look to be on their way to being dubbed as busts and Wilson certainly fits that mold. I’m surprised the Chiefs didn’t make this move honestly.
Isaiah Wilson might have been the boost this KC Chiefs’ offensive line needs.
The Chiefs aren’t in a great situation with their two tackles moving forward, as Eric Fisher suffered an Achilles injury in the AFC Championship Game while Mitchell Schwartz recently bad back surgery. There’s a chance that neither guy starts Week 1 (Fisher most certainly won’t) and the Chiefs don’t have a capable backup as of now.
Lucas Niang is likely going to fill in at right tackle if Schwartz can’t go, but the third-round pick from a year ago opted out of the 2020 season, so we don’t know how he’ll look. This year will serve as his true rookie year and it’s always risky putting a rookie in one of those tackle spots.
Wilson might not end up living up to his first-round moniker, but the Chiefs should have at least taken a shot and tried to bring him in. Of course, there’s a chance he could still be a troublemaker with a new team, but sometimes, a change of scenery really is the answer for some of these players.
Had KC traded for Wilson, they’d only have had to swap seventh-round picks and would have potentially had their starting right tackle of the future. Maybe Isaiah Wilson doesn’t rebound with the Dolphins and continues to sink his own ship, but it sure feels like this could be one steal of a trade for Miami.
The Kansas City Chiefs could be kicking themselves down the road for not exploring a trade for the former No. 29 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.