With The 2012 Free Agency right around the corner, I realized that This Off Season is one of the most important Off Seasons the Chiefs have had in a while. The Chiefs are a couple of good signings and draft picks away from stepping up to the next level. Here are 5 Free Agents that can take the Chiefs to the next level:
1. Ryan Grant RB - Ryan Grant of the Green Bay Packers would be a perfect fit for the Chiefs. He would be able to share carries with Jamaal Charles, just how Thomas Jonesdid, in 2012. He can catch passes out of the Backfield, run between the Tackles, and if Charles were to get hurt again, they would have somebody who would be able to carry the load. Grant will also most likely be leaving Green Bay, because, now 2nd year RB James Starks, seems like he can be the Packers long term at answer at that position. With Jamaal Charles, Ryan Grant, Dexter Mccluster, and Jackie Battle, they would have by far the most dominant running game in the NFL.
2. Cliff Avril DE - Cliff Avril, an explosive pass rusher who had 11 sacks this year with the Lions, in an explosive pass rusher who would be able to strongly compliment Tamba Hali and Justin Houston in the pass rush. He may be the Lions best pass rusher, but he is expected to not be their top priority for the Lions Offensive minded staff. Signing Avril would really Put the Chiefs pass rush over the top, and that would also allow them to deal Glenn Dorsey or Tyson Jackson for more draft picks.
3. Demetrious Bell OT - Demterious Bell from Buffalo is a very underrated pass protector, and also makes a huge impact on the running game. When you have as good as a running game that the Chiefs may have next year, it's important to have an offensive line that can block for the running backs. With Bell replacing Richardson, and Rodney Hudson replacing Casey Weigman, the Chiefs would have a fairly young offensive line, and a good one too.
4. Peyton Manning QB- If you've read my previous article (Here) you knew that this was coming. With reports coming out that the Colts have decided to cut ties with Peyton Manning, there's just a better chance that he may end up in Kansas City, instead of re-stating my reasons on my Manning would come to KC, you can read my article above.
Yes, There are a lot of different players who would bring the Chiefs to the next level, which is Super Bowl Contenders, but we know that Scott Pioli's philosophy is not to go signing big name free agents left and right. But if the Chiefs signed these 4 players, they would already have one of the best rosters (with no injuries) in the AFC, and then they would also be able to take the best player available with their 11th/12th overall draft pick. Leave your comments, thoughts, and Players you would like to see the Chiefs pursue this free agency in the comment section! Go Chiefs!!!!!!!