Count Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com as one of the folks that think the Kansas City Chiefs had a solid offseason. In fact, Marvez names Thomas Jones as the best free agent signing of the year.
From a cost and productivity standpoint, this was a steal. The Jets think the 31-year-old Jones is slipping, but this workout warrior is coming off his best season with 1,402 rushing yards. Jones won’t be asked to carry as heavy a workload in Kansas City while paired with Jamaal Charles, a 1,100-yard rusher in 2009. Jones, who signed a two-year, $5 million contract, is one of several offseason acquisitions who make the Chiefs a dark-horse playoff contender.
What I like most about the Jones signing is that he won't be asked to do as much as he has in the last few years -- and that's a good thing because of his age -- as well as the money. He's cheap and it's a short-term deal.
Soak it up while you can, Chiefs fans. It's possible you won't see as many folks swooning over the Chiefs as they are now. Marvez was one of the folks last year who believed in the Chiefs so it appears his optimism continues (like the rest of us here).