This is a long shot. Plain and simple. It might just be a pipe dream but the more I think about it the more it seems like a valid option. We've already got Routt so that's in the books. This is probably going to be all over the place but bear with me.
Okay, so today Pioli went on radio and had an interesting statement about Carr and the Chiefs. Now it all could have just been smoke and mirrors but what if it isn't? Pioli knew he was on the hot seat as soon as Haley was fired. He knows they need to win now. He also knows that Carr wants to be a Chief, he's great friends with Brandon Flowers and I'm sure wants to stay here. Now behind the scenes this could be a dirty business move by Pioli to let Carr know they can move on from him if he doesn't take what they're offering but who knows and who cares, it's a business.
Is it possible that we see an unusual move in today's world where Carr actually takes less, but still substantial, money to stay in Kansas City? I think it's more likely than most thought after the Routt signing. Even a deal similar to Flowers contract might not be out of the question. Again unlikely but who knows. Travis Daniels is a FA and with a substandard pass rush could we be aiming at an elite DB trio to compensate?
If this is the case and we suddenly come to a deal with Carr, it still leaves the availability to tag Bowe and move into next season looking strong. I think the Routt move, either way, will be the Chiefs biggest acquisition outside of their own guys in free agency but again, who knows. This may seem like an unlikely scenario and it probably is.
But what if it's not?