The offseason will be in full swing soon, and Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey is going to be busy. The Chiefs are expected to create ample cap space with a litany of potential cuts and restructures, allowing Kansas City to be active in free agency.
The roster is generally solid, with four Pro Bowlers and numerous other stars such as Sean Smith, Travis Kelce and Dustin Colquitt. The defense was spectacular all season on the whole, finishing second in scoring defense despite playing without Derrick Johnson, Eric Berry, Joe Mays and Mike DeVito for almost the entire season.
Still, there are a couple of glaring holes on the roster. The Chiefs have their deficiencies, leading to a 9-7 record instead of a 12-4 or 13-3 mark. So which position do the Chiefs need to upgrade the most?
The general consensus for the conversation is wide receiver, guard, tackle and inside linebacker. Kansas City has capable or exceptional starters in most other areas, making these spots even uglier.
Personally, I believe the biggest issue is right tackle. Guard comes in a close second, but with the return of Jeff Allen and the maturation of Zach Fulton, I would have some confidence in the situation getting rectified. Ryan Harris gave effort, but he simply isn't good enough. I also believe, based on how last season ended, Donald Stephenson may not be a factor. Andy Reid and the coaching staff seem disenfranchised with the fourth-year pro for whatever reason.
Without question, upgrades are also needed at inside linebacker and receiver. The linebackers could get a big boast without adding anybody from the outside if Derrick Johnson and Joe Mays can give healthy seasons. The same can't be said about the receivers. The group was completely healthy but still terrible and in some cases, grossly overpaid.
So, which position do you want to see Dorsey attack first and foremost?