Which AFC West team had the best 2019 offseason?
WR Mecole Hardman (Draft)
RB Carlos Hyde (FA)
DE Emmanuel Ogbah (Trade)
DE Frank Clark (Trade)
CB Bashaud Breeland (FA)
S Tyrann Mathieu (FA)
S Juan Thornhill (Draft)
S Eric Berry
DL Allen Bailey
C Mitch Morse
CB Steven Nelson
OLB Justin Houston
OLB Dee Ford
S Ron Parker
RB Kareem Hunt
The Kansas City Chiefs have had a weird nine months or so.
They lost Kareem Hunt in the middle of last season, but I put him on this list because he officially signed with another team in the offseason.
Eric Berry was not able to stay healthy for this team unfortunately, but was a big-time leader for them when he was available.
The Chiefs replaced Berry and Ron Parker with Tyrann Mathieu and Juan Thornhill. It’s hard to imagine that’s not an upgrade.
Where I feel the Chiefs downgraded is off the edge.
They traded away Dee Ford and let Justin Houston go, replacing them with Frank Clark and Emmanuel Ogbah. Clark is a solid player, but Ford and Houston were closers for this team despite the overall poor defensive performance by everyone.
Then there’s the whole situation with Tyreek Hill. Is he going to play in the NFL again? Probably. Should he? I’m not sure. It’s a weird situation and the Chiefs drafted a replacement in Mecole Hardman if Hill is unavailable to them.
The biggest loss for this team is their pivot offensively. Mitch Morse signed a big-money deal with Buffalo and the Chiefs didn’t really replace him out-of-house.
At corner, the Chiefs tried to address their woes by bringing in journeyman Bashaud Breeland.