I'm just gonna throw this out there: It's time for the Chiefs to trade Derrick Johnson (and I know the team that we should trade him to).
Let's face it guys: DJ has never lived up to expectations while rockin' the red and he probably never will. Don't get me wrong: I don't think he's a bad player. He's extremely athletic and his performance against Denver at the end of last year was awesome. But unfortunately, that's something we haven't seen him do much as a Chief. He has All-Star talent (see Denver game from last year). But he's also very inconsistent (see countless other games). Despite his penchant for underachieving, I can still see him as trade bait. And I know the perfect team to trade him to: the Detroit Lions.
Why Detroit? Why send him to that career-killing franchise? Here's why...
*Gunther Cunningham loved this kid. He campaigned hard for the Chiefs to draft him. And Gun is probably still convinced that he turn DJ into a superstar.
*He's better suited as a linebacker in a 4-3.
*Detroit is a team on the rise and Johnson could be a big contributor to that defense.
*It would work out for both parties: he'll have a clean slate in Detroit, and the Chiefs will be able to get something else in return. I doubt that Detroit will be willing to trade a first or second round pick in next year's draft, but asking for a third or fourth round pick isn't unreasonable.
So what do you guys think? Let me know.