3. Jawaan Taylor - OT
Taylor played a nice game against Miami for the most part. He had a critical block in the back penalty that nullified a TD, but he was shoved in the back himself so I don't blame him entirely for that.
However, he's still the most penalized player since 2015 in what's been a stunningly disappointing season for the $80 million offseason acquisition. There's not any feasible way to get out of the contract before next season, and I don't think Veach would want to anyway, but Taylor will enter the 2024-25 on the hot seat if this keeps up.
When he hasn't committed penalties, Taylor has been one of the best pass-blocking tackles in the NFL. Obviously, that's a pretty massive caveat, though he can certainly turn things around by avoiding flags over the next few weeks, should the Chiefs make it that far.
A quality defensive line awaits the Chiefs in Buffalo this Sunday. At the least, it's much better than the banged-up unit the Dolphins rolled out.
Taylor has an opportunity to flip the narrative about his season. If he doesn't, it'll be a long few months coming up for the once-hyped acquisition.
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