The Kansas City Chiefs have a lot they want to accomplish in the offseason, and everything they want to accomplish is going to cost money — potentially a lot of it. Here’s the latest Chiefs news on what I’m hearing out of Kansas City.
Re-signing Orlando Brown a top priority for Chiefs
General manager Brett Veach made it a point to say one of the team’s top priorities this offseason is resigning starting left tackle Orlando Brown, whom they acquired in a trade from the Baltimore Ravens last April. Brown is scheduled to hit the free agent market this month and will command a huge contract — unless the Chiefs can lock him up first.
Then, there’s my report from late last week that the team will make a run at edge rusher Za’Darius Smith once he’s set free by the Green Bay Packers as the team will have a glaring hole at pass rusher.
Chiefs expected to address receiver in free agency, extend Tyreek Hill
The Chiefs enter the offseason with a need at WR, and word is Patrick Mahomes has voiced his desire for the team to sign a veteran free agent receiver rather than acquire one through the draft. Count that as another offseason expense.
Lastly, receiver Tyreek Hill is entering the final season of the three-year extension he signed on the eve of the 2019 season and is set to make just over $20 million this year. If the Chiefs have their way, Hill will be in Kansas City for a long time to come. Rumor at the 2022 NFL Combine has the Chiefs trying to ink Hill to an extension that will give him a hefty increase.
If the Chiefs extend Hill’s contract, expect it to have ripple effects for Deebo Samuel. Samuel is also entering the final year of his deal, which will pay him just under $5 million. If Hill agrees to an extension, look for Samuel to base his contract wants off the amount Hill signs for, asking for something slightly less.
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