Here’s a look at five Chiefs veterans that need to step up to make the roster.
The Kansas City Chiefs had a busy offseason. Clearly, general manager Brett Veach and head coach Andy Reid prioritized re-making the offensive line after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers made life miserable for Patrick Mahomes during last season’s Super Bowl.
The Chiefs cut tackles Eric Fisher and Mitchell Schwartz on the same day before signing several interior offensive lineman in free agency. Before the draft, the Chiefs struck again, this time by acquiring Orlando Brown Jr. from the Baltimore Ravens. And in the draft, the Chiefs added two more linemen.
Now, the offensive line looks like a strength with plenty of depth–too much depth. At least one of those dudes won’t make the roster.
But the offensive line isn’t the only positional group that’s crowded. Ahead of them, Veach and Reid and the rest of the coaching staff have some difficult decisions to make on what veterans to cut from the offensive line, defensive line, the group of running backs, the linebackers, and the secondary.
Let’s take a look at five veterans who need to step it up this offseason and pre-season in order to make the Chiefs opening day 53-man roster. I’ll take a look at one from each of five groups, the groups aforementioned in the preceding paragraph, grouping them together by offense or defense.
Obviously, this is not an exhaustive list. More than these veterans are in danger of losing his gig in Kansas City. But these are the five on which I’m focusing.