Chiefs Let Critical Defender Walk in Offseason Prediction From Former NFL GM

Mike Danna has 6.5 sacks this season in a career-best year
Mike Danna has 6.5 sacks this season in a career-best year / Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Danna has been one of the Chiefs' most impressive defenders this season, though at least one former NFL general manager believes Kansas City will lose the promising defense end this offseason.

With 43 tackles and 6.5 sacks on the year, Danna is a consistent force for one of the NFL's most dominant defenses.

Unfortunately, Danna's success may put him out of the Chiefs' price range. Here's the latest:

Chiefs May Lose Emerging DE Mike Danna in Offseason

Former Vikings' NFL GM Jeff Diamond recently wrote that he believes the Chiefs will move on from Danna at the end of the year.

In my opinion, this would be a gigantic mistake. Frankly, I disagree with Diamond's analysis. He writes, "Jones’ contract will also be up, but Kansas City will make sure its four-time Pro Bowler stays." That was his justification for the Chiefs walking from Danna, but I see this as a wild miscalculation.

We here at KCKingdom have operated under the assumption all season that Chris Jones will not be on the 2024 roster. George Karlaftis' emergence, alongside the hefty contract demands Jones justifiably has, means Jones' days in Kansas City are numbered.

It was less than 10 days ago that Jones revealed he's thinking about life after the Chiefs, so I see Diamond's justification as, frankly, nonsensical.

Danna will cost considerably less than Jones and allow the Chiefs roster flexibility moving forward. I could be wrong, but I think Diamond is making a wild assumption based on information that is not accurate.

Here's hoping Danna is back on the 2024 roster.

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