Just to get this out of the way, THIS MAY BE A BRANDON FLOWERS OVERRACTION.
Now, a couple things lead me to believe this. 1) Free agency and the draft.
A) The moves the Chiefs made this offseason, in-regards to the secondary, are now starting to make more sense in hindsight. Husain Abdullah, Chris Owens, and the Van Dyke cousins all seem to fit the bill for finding our new nickle/slot corner. They also drafted Phillip Gaines, who could possibly see time playing the nickle this off season (this is based off of nothing, but Smith and Cooper are going to stay on the outside).
B) The Chiefs considered Dee Ford the best player available, but this could be an early warning sign for Tamba Hali. Like Flowers, he is the best player at his position on our roster, but he's getting older and would save the Chiefs about $9 million next year if cut before his roster and workout bonuses apply.
Now, so this doesn't become another Flowers/Hali post, I've added another Chiefs departure to the mix. Not resigning Alex Smith. After this season, as well all know, Alex Smith and Justin Houston are free agents. This list also includes Rodney Hudson, Allen Bailey, and Anthony Sherman. While none of them will command a huge contract, they would be nice to keep in KC. But looking forward another year starts to worry me. The 2016 Chiefs FA class includes Eric Berry, Derrick Johnson, Jamaal Charles, Sean Smith, Dontari Poe, Jeff Allen, and Donald Stephenson. This makes me believe that they won't be willing to sign both Houston and Smith to the big money, multi-year contracts they desire. I gave Smith the short end of the stick because he is less valuable than Houston (with or without Hali), and is obviously older. I'm starting to run out of time so I'm going to wrap this up quick. The Chiefs have a difficult schedule this year, and the 2015 draft class could be loaded with the likes of Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota, Brett Hundley, Bryce Petty, and Sean Mannion. Wish I could go more into Petty and Hundley, as the first three would most likely require the first three picks, that is, if they all decide to enter.