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Chiefs Free Agency Moves Are So Good Even Jason Whitlock Is Impressed

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Well, the Kansas City Chiefs have really outdone themselves now. With the word "value" being thrown around at all their free agency moves -- particularly that of Thomas Jones and Ryan Lilja -- even Jason Whitlock of the Kansas City Star is impressed.

The signing of former Indianapolis guard Ryan Lilja was the final straw for me. Pioli is starting to live up to his reputation.

Whitlock likens the Lilja signing to a Carl Peterson free agent coup Dan Saleaumua.

I don’t want to overstate this, but without Saleaumua, Thomas wouldn’t be in the Hall of Fame today. People outside of Kansas City probably don’t even remember Big Dan. That’s fine. We do.

Lilja is a Dan Saleaumua on the offensive side. Lilja’s signing means next to nothing around the league. After five productive seasons, the Colts let Lilja walk because they mistakenly believe they need a 310-pounder at guard to run the ball more effectively. Fine. Their mistake is our gain.

I think the last time we read something like this from Haley and Pioli's biggest critic is the first day the GM was hired.

(H/T justinmayhaugh and Arrowheadlines)