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3 Low-Risk Veterans Chiefs Should Sign Next After Carson Wentz

After signing QB Carson Wentz, the Kansas City Cheifs can still target these three low-risk veterans to help them win Super Bowl LIX.

WR Tyler Boyd is one of three low-risk veteran free agents that the Chiefs can still sign.
WR Tyler Boyd is one of three low-risk veteran free agents that the Chiefs can still sign. / Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
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2. LT Charles Leno

After Donovan Smtih hit free agency in March, the Chiefs' need for a starting left tackle became real. Former 2023 second-round pick Wanya Morris is still on the roster, but the ex-Tennessee/Oklahoma product only started four games as a rookie, meaning it wouldn't hurt to also add someone who has more experience.

With that in mind, look no further than Charles Leno.

Leno, 32, brings a wealth of experience to the table. The former Boise State Bronco has started in 141 of his 149 career appearances since being drafted 246th overall by the Chicago Bears 10 years ago. While he's never been the best player at his position, the veteran LT earned a Pro Bowl nod in 2018 and is coming off a solid season with the Washington Commanders.

Leno started 13 games for the Commanders last season, allowing 34 total pressures on 631 passing snaps. Pro Football Focus awarded him a 77.8 pass-block grade for his efforts, marking the seventh time in the last eight seasons that he received a grade of 71.6 or better. If the Chiefs want to protect Mahomes going forward, it's clear that Leno has what it takes to help.

Given that he's a veteran who's never won a Super Bowl, the Chiefs wouldn't have to break the bank to sign Leno, making it a low-risk, high-reward situation.