The trade deadline is less than one week away. While the Chiefs already made one move ahead of the deadline, Brett Veach is typically active this time of year and the roster still has areas that need to be addressed.
In order for new players to arrive, someone must be sent away. Let's take a look at the five Chiefs players most likely to be traded by next week.
Most Likely Chiefs to Be Traded by Deadline
1. RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire
Edwards-Helaire is having a rough season. He's averaging just 3.3 yards per carry and routinely draws the ire of Chiefs Kingdom whenever he jogs onto the field in Isiah Pacheco's place.
Kansas City already declined Edwards-Helaire's fifth-year player option, making him a free agent this offseason. The writing is on the wall and I don't see any reason for the organization to pretend any longer.
We all know Edwards-Helaire likely won't be on the roster next season. If that's the case, why not get any kind of value for him before it's too late? Promising rookies Deneric Prince, who flashed in training camp, and La'Mical Perine are on the practice squad and I want to see if they've got any juice.
With a bevy of backfield injuries across the league, the former first-round pick may have suitors looking for an experienced pass-catcher at the position.