It's Black Friday. The day folks go crazy with shopping, and line up at Wal-Mart at 3:00 a.m. because a TV is $50 off. 3:00 a.m. deals at Wal-Mart aren't the only great deals out there. The Kansas City Chiefs have a handful of players that present incredible value.
The Chiefs 2008 and 2010 drafts are looking very good right about now meaning many of their good, young players are very cheap right now. Looking at the Chiefs, here are a few of the great deals we're getting.
RB Jamaal Charles: 3 years, $1.76 million. That's Jamaal Charles' current contract, which expires after this year (but KC will likely control his rights at least one more year). Is there a better value in the NFL? I'm not sure that there is. Charles is one of the top backs, his abilities have expanded to the passing game, and his career is actually being extended by Todd Haley giving him limited carries. Charles is the best value out there.
WR Dwayne Bowe: Bowe's contract averages less than $2 million per year and now he's on pace to shatter the Chiefs single-season record for receiving touchdowns. Bowe's reinvented himself this year and it's showing. He's gone from being an average first round pick to a hell of a deal.
G Ryan Lilja: 3 years, $7.5 million. Top tier guards are starting to get $8 million per year and while Lilja's not at that pay scale, he may be at that play scale. He's having a heck of a season and turning out to be one of, if not the best offseason signing for the Chiefs.
LB Tamba Hali: In terms of value, he's up there with Charles. He's on pace for his best season and he's consistently referred to as someone against which the opponent needs to game plan. He's making a little over $1 million in 2010.
CB Brandon Flowers: He gets paid less than $1 million per year (on average) and you can make a case he's one of the best five cornerbacks in the NFL. He's having a hell of a season and the Chiefs can keep in KC one more year at this cheap price.