On Saturday night, the Kansas City Chiefs signed RT Eric Winston to a four-year contract. Winston, one of the top offensive tackles available, had interest from multiple teams.
I don't think we can underestimate how big this move is by the Chiefs. Here they had one of the top right tackles in the game, easily the best one available, who had interest from a number of teams. The Chiefs brought him into KC on Thursday and didn't let him leave.
Winston signed a four-year, $22 million deal over the weekend.
That's a slightly less per year average than CB Stanford Routt but Winston's free agent signing may be a bigger deal. He was sought after by several teams and coming off a big money contract in Houston. The Chiefs, after getting spurned by TE John Carlson days before, convinced one of the top free agents to play in KC. This is something that we needed.
It's also something the Chiefs offensive line needed. We pointed out that Winston's availability was the perfect combination of a talented free agent meeting a position of need. It made s much sense that I wasn't sure if it would happen.
And, now, all of a sudden, you look around and realize, hey, the Chiefs free agent class isn't so bad. This is a group I can live with.