This is shaping up to be the biggest offseason of Rodney Hudson's career. The Kansas City Chiefs four-year veteran is entering free agency for the first time in his career. Hudson, a 2011 draft pick by the Chiefs, played out his rookie contract and now awaits word on his future as free agency looms on March 10.
Per a report from Sports Business Journal, Hudson also has a new agent.
KC Chiefs C Rodney Hudson, who may soon be a free agent, signed with @AthletesFirst agents Joe Panos & Brian Murphy. Former rep: Shoreline— Liz Mullen (@SBJLizMullen) January 19, 2015
This is a ... good thing for Hudson staying in Kansas City? A bad thing? I have no idea. Players change agents all the time and we only care about it when they're looking for a new deal.
Former NFL agent Joel Corry told us a few weeks back that Hudson could be a $4 million a year guy.
"With Hudson, I think he's a little under the radar," Corry said. "He could probably be had at around $4 million per year. Hopefully you could get it done at that."
Of course Hudson's camp will argue that point and say he's worth more (can't blame them).
The Chiefs drafted Eric Kush a couple years ago seemingly as a possible replacement at center but he hasn't played at all. There's no way to tell if he'd be ready to step in for Hudson. I would guess that, given the way Hudson played this season, the Chiefs have some level of interest in bringing back their best offensive lineman.