Monday Night Open Thread: Chiefs Make A Big Move To Start Free Agency

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Welcome to AG’s nightly Open Thread, drop in and join a conversation, or start one yourself.

Most people didn’t expect the Chiefs to make a big move today, but they shocked the world by signing Jawaan Taylor to be the new left tackle. That’s shocking in part because Taylor mostly played right tackle in Jacksonville.

But free agency news will surely continue to trickle in over the next several days, so continue to check the pinned post for the latest news.

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WaywerdSon
WaywerdSon
03/13/2023 10:01 pm

Has anybody seen him actually play LEFT tackle? He is supposed to play a slot he hasnt played at any level of the game that I can see. Hope they guessed right, thats a chunk of cap

pompano
Reply to  WaywerdSon
03/13/2023 10:03 pm

read he did some spot duty in college

zulu trader
03/13/2023 9:42 pm

B/R Gridiron
@brgridiron

Free Agency Day 1 biggest spenders so far

Broncos – $219.3M
Bears – $121.5M
Falcons $108M
49ers – $86.1M
Raiders – $84.4M
Chiefs – $80M

zulu trader
03/13/2023 9:41 pm

uSTADIUM
@uSTADIUM

Top Available Free Agents:

OT Orlando Brown Jr.
S Chauncey Gardner-Johnson
LB Bobby Wagner
TE Dalton Schultz
CB James Bradberry
DE Frank Clark
OG Isaac Seumalo
OT Taylor Lewan
TE Mike Gesicki
LB Lavonte David
S Jordan Poyer
DT Dalvin Tomlinson
OT Kaleb McGary
C Ben Jones
WR…

NovaChiefs
03/13/2023 9:20 pm

In honor of it being a month and a day since the Chiefs won their 3rd Super Bowl, lets look back at an article from abut 3 weeks ago and see how screwed up we were and how it’s amazing we did win.

“But none of those count as the biggest face-plant by the Chiefs when it comes to roster management. That honor goes to handing out one of the league’s biggest contracts to a kicker, Harrison Butker, who graded as one of the worst in the league in 2022. And Butker even helped to enable some questionable game management by Reid in the Super Bowl.”

There’s more, too. We suck, but we have Reid/Mahomes, so it’s ok.

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-chiefs-didnt-need-analytics-to-win-another-championship/

EAFOX
03/13/2023 8:48 pm

Headin out – GO CHIEFS!!!!

saints_chiefsfan1979
saints_chiefsfan1979
03/13/2023 8:06 pm

How does Denver have all this money?

Broncos signed DE Zach Allen, formerly of the Cardinals, to a three-year, $47.8 million contract.The deal includes $32.5 million in guaranteed money

That’s like their 4th big signing today

EAFOX
Reply to  saints_chiefsfan1979
03/13/2023 8:08 pm

I was getting ready to post the same thing

upamtn
Reply to  saints_chiefsfan1979
03/13/2023 8:08 pm

good

they can go deeper into cap space hell while the Chiefs run the table in the AFC West again

DenverDonkeyHater
DenverDonkeyHater
Reply to  saints_chiefsfan1979
03/13/2023 8:25 pm

They cut a bunch of veterans. Chase Edmonds, Graham glasgow (G), and ronald Darby.

EAFOX
03/13/2023 7:56 pm

The Bengals and Bills both lost a key defensive piece – Edmunds and Bates were overpaid by the Bears and the Falcons.

saints_chiefsfan1979
saints_chiefsfan1979
Reply to  EAFOX
03/13/2023 7:59 pm

Bengels lost both starting safeties

zulu trader
Reply to  saints_chiefsfan1979
03/13/2023 8:00 pm

A good thing

EAFOX
Reply to  saints_chiefsfan1979
03/13/2023 8:05 pm

Hope they sign Dirty Dan and play him deep

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
03/13/2023 7:34 pm

I swear

Former Chiefs are the hottest girls in the media bar…..

upamtn
Reply to  Steve_Chiefs
03/13/2023 7:57 pm

Royals looking awfully good in Spring Training, hope they stay hot when it’s for real

NovaChiefs
Reply to  upamtn
03/13/2023 8:37 pm

15-2 in the PS, 0-10 to start the year.
But I might be being a homer…

upamtn
Reply to  NovaChiefs
03/13/2023 9:02 pm

that’s pretty much their usual modus operandi

pompano
Reply to  upamtn
03/13/2023 9:08 pm
NovaChiefs
Reply to  pompano
03/13/2023 9:41 pm

Soon enough: Hoc Sugit

pompano
Reply to  NovaChiefs
03/13/2023 9:58 pm

 procul harum, ‘far from these things’

saints_chiefsfan1979
saints_chiefsfan1979
03/13/2023 7:31 pm

Big day for off ball LB’s
Best contract : Jimmy G 3 years 72 million. At absolute worst LV got a Derrick Carr clone for a fraction of what NO paid for him

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
Reply to  saints_chiefsfan1979
03/13/2023 7:33 pm

just saw the Bears spent huge on ILB’s not named Roquan

EAFOX
03/13/2023 7:30 pm

Best non-Chiefs move? The worst?

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
Reply to  EAFOX
03/13/2023 7:32 pm

Was Wylie worth 8 million dollars per year?

zulu trader
Reply to  Steve_Chiefs
03/13/2023 7:33 pm

Hell no

EAFOX
Reply to  Steve_Chiefs
03/13/2023 7:34 pm

Glad he got it but happier that we were not the ones that paid him.

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
Reply to  EAFOX
03/13/2023 7:38 pm

I know it was not your question

But Taylor, could have been overpaid at 20 million per, but if he is going to be the LT then it might make it a great move

now Taylor is not a great run blocker, but is about the same as a pass blocker to Brown

we will see what unfolds

EAFOX
Reply to  Steve_Chiefs
03/13/2023 7:44 pm

Love his youth and position flexibility – not sure how good the Jags offensive line was so his stats could have been influenced by a poorer line.

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
Reply to  EAFOX
03/13/2023 7:47 pm

true and Brown inflated from a great line with a great coach

Snafu
Reply to  Steve_Chiefs
03/13/2023 7:53 pm

Mahomes. The answer is Mahomes.

upamtn
Reply to  Snafu
03/13/2023 8:01 pm

42

KCChef
KCChef
Reply to  upamtn
03/13/2023 9:37 pm

” So Long ,and Thanks For All The Fish ! … ” … ; )

pompano
Reply to  KCChef
03/13/2023 10:02 pm

time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so,,,

upamtn
Reply to  Steve_Chiefs
03/13/2023 8:00 pm

Lotta money for that guy, not at all convinced he’s “worth” what they’re spending … we shall see

saints_chiefsfan1979
saints_chiefsfan1979
Reply to  Steve_Chiefs
03/13/2023 8:12 pm

Isn’t that what he got paid last year?

Snafu
Reply to  saints_chiefsfan1979
03/13/2023 8:32 pm

I think it was only around 2.

Snafu
Reply to  Snafu
03/13/2023 8:34 pm

The Athletic:
Undrafted in 2017, Wylie became a starter at guard in 2018, the same year Bieniemy began OC duties. He then shifted to right tackle in 2021 and started all 20 regular-season and playoff games for the Super Bowl champs in 2022 — on a $2.5 million salary. Overall, Wylie has made 59 regular-season starts over the past five years.

saints_chiefsfan1979
saints_chiefsfan1979
Reply to  EAFOX
03/13/2023 7:57 pm

Nothing really stood out as far as moves I would have wanted KC to match. I like the McLingtly contract more than Taylors deal. Keison Nixon was a guy I had an eye on entering today. He led the league in return yards . Still , 6 million for a pure return man is a little to steep for my liking. As far as moves I would like to see…..

Call Carolina and see what they want for Matt corall. They are apparently shopping him. WR’s I like: DJ Chark, Braxton Berrios, Parris Campbell, Olamide Zaccheaus all fit this offense. None should cost a ton. Plenty of solid edge guys still left out there. I would love a Leanord Floyd or a Yinnick Ngokwe on this team. I would like to add more OL depth. Terrence Steele was slapped with a 2nd round tender by Dallas. I would try and target him because you won’t find a OT of his ability in the second round this year

 

 

EAFOX
Reply to  saints_chiefsfan1979
03/13/2023 8:06 pm

Nice breakdown – interesting thought about Steele

TCHchiefs
TCHchiefs
Reply to  saints_chiefsfan1979
03/13/2023 8:51 pm

Mike Gesicki would be interesting in this offense as well. Based off of past production, it seems he was misused last year and may come on a cheaper deal because of it.

Team Player
Team Player
Reply to  saints_chiefsfan1979
03/13/2023 9:16 pm

I’d definitely have the medical team reviewing Campbell’s records. Might be the steal of the FA season

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
03/13/2023 7:18 pm

I thought I lost my connection to Chris Jones through a relative that worked for Joe’s KC
He took a new job at a Missouri side dispensary

all is well Chris jones trainer visits the dispensary 🙂

EAFOX
03/13/2023 7:16 pm

Taylor’s deal seems to be cap friendly for this year – more moves coming?

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
Reply to  EAFOX
03/13/2023 7:19 pm

that was why the Chiefs wanted to get Browns deal done, and it cost Frank Clark his roster spot

NovaChiefs
03/13/2023 7:12 pm

Yay Cowboys!

EAFOX
03/13/2023 7:06 pm

I wonder if Calais Campbell (down the road) is picked up to help the defensive line. That is one place that we do not shy away from someone due to age.

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
Reply to  EAFOX
03/13/2023 7:10 pm

why does he continue to play

36 or older and he made 5 million last year

NovaChiefs
Reply to  Steve_Chiefs
03/13/2023 7:13 pm

Because he spent 6M?

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
Reply to  NovaChiefs
03/13/2023 7:15 pm

🙂

EAFOX
Reply to  Steve_Chiefs
03/13/2023 7:13 pm

Suggs, Dunlap – Campbell might want the same

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
Reply to  EAFOX
03/13/2023 7:15 pm

he has played well

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
03/13/2023 6:57 pm

still waiting for the Chris Jones decision to come down

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
Reply to  Steve_Chiefs
03/13/2023 6:59 pm

49ers agreed to terms with DT Javon Hargrave, formerly of the Eagles, on a four-year, $80 million contract. The deal includes $40 million guaranteed. It’s a king’s ransom for a 30-year-old who just closed out his three-year Eagles contract with a mammoth 11 sacks from the interior. Although he earned poor run marks from Pro Football Focus in Philadelphia, Hargrave was a genuine pass-rushing menace. He was also better against the run in Pittsburgh. As was the case in Philly, he will be surrounded by defensive talent 

just set the market behind Donald

DenverDonkeyHater
DenverDonkeyHater
Reply to  Steve_Chiefs
03/13/2023 7:11 pm

Don’t hold your breath. He’s still under contract. His agent is waiting to see where the market goes and the chiefs are waiting to see how much money they have left. There’s no hurry.

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
Reply to  DenverDonkeyHater
03/13/2023 7:12 pm

agree, but the sooner the better as he is in his final year under contract as of March 15

EAFOX
03/13/2023 6:55 pm

I like the Jawaan Taylor move. Would a 1 year Taylor Lewan move make sense?

zulu trader
03/13/2023 6:23 pm
rip58
Reply to  zulu trader
03/13/2023 6:49 pm

Thx…

zulu trader
03/13/2023 6:22 pm
zulu trader
03/13/2023 6:21 pm

Sheil Kapadia
@SheilKapadia

With Jessie Bates and Tremaine Edmunds off the board, just 7 of my top-20 free agents are still available:

LT Orlando Brown Jr.
CB Jamel Dean
CB James Bradberry
S Chauncey Gardner-Johnson
WR Odell Beckham Jr.
Edge Marcus Davenport
WR Jakobi Meyers

Doughboy66
Doughboy66
Reply to  zulu trader
03/13/2023 6:52 pm

James Bradberry could be instrumental
in helping Chiefs win another superbowl. He would even get a ring this time instead of a funny VD card

upamtn
Reply to  Doughboy66
03/13/2023 6:54 pm

high character and smart, would be a good pickup … depending on price

zulu trader
Reply to  upamtn
03/13/2023 6:55 pm

Depending on price . . .

That’s the problem because he’s going to be expensive

upamtn
Reply to  zulu trader
03/13/2023 8:04 pm

which ones AREN’T expensive?

zulu trader
03/13/2023 6:20 pm

Field Yates
@FieldYates

The slowest-moving market so far in free agency has been at WR, as no WR has agreed to terms on a reported deal yet today.

The top options remain Odell Beckham, Jr., Jakobi Meyers, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Adam Thielen, DJ Clark and Allen Lazard.

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