With free agency beginning this week the Chiefs will look to retain some of their key players from last season’s playoff team.
Tamba Hali, Derrick Johnson, Sean Smith, Mike Devito, Tyvon Branch, Jeff Allen, and Jaye Howard are all free agents who played a key role for the Chiefs. I can see the Chiefs re-signing only a couple of the guys listed above because of the cap room they have and also most of those players have been playing for awhile and are getting older. Derrick Johnson is coming off a huge year for the Chiefs which gives me belief the Chiefs will retain him. I can see the Chiefs go separate ways with Tamba Hali because the production is not there anymore and the Chiefs also have Dee Ford who is ready to jump into the starting spot. Sean Smith is coming off a solid year and will be demanding some money. I am not so sure the Chiefs will be willing to give him the money he wants. I see Sean Smith playing somewhere else next season.
Mike Devito and and Jaye Howard are coming off solid years, but I only see the Chiefs signing one or the other. I think Devito will be a cheaper signing so I can see him staying in a Chiefs uniform. The Chiefs will need to find a backup quarterback as well. Chase Daniel will be gone next year, I see a 0% chance of the Chiefs signing him. I can see Tyler Bray or Aaron Murray to step up and fill the void.