Kansas City Chiefs: LB Danny Trevathan
Though it didn’t prevent the Kansas City Chiefs from winning the Super Bowl, run defense was an issue in 2019. Kansas City ranked just 26th against the run and, at times was dominated by opposing ground attacks—specifically during the regular season.
Adding a quality run-stopping linebacker should be a priority, and Danny Trevathan could fit the bill. the eight-year veteran is still extremely productive—he had 70 tackles in nine games last season—and should be ready for the 2020 season after an elbow injury.
Injuries are a concern for Trevathan, who has played just three 16-game seasons. However, they should also keep his price down, fortuitous for a team with just over $19 million in projected cap space.
Okay here’s the one some Bills fans hate to hear. So Sean McDermott just got hired as the new head coach of the Buffalo Bills. Tyrod Taylor just came off of his second year as the Bills’ starting quarterback, and most people would’ve guessed the Bills draft a rookie quarterback at ten to pair with a first-year head coach in McDermott. However the Bills swapped first-round picks that year with Kansas City so the Chiefs could move up to ten and select Patrick Mahomes. The Bills got the 27th overall pick, a third-round pick (which was eventually traded to the Los Angeles Rams), and a first-round pick in 2018.
The trade went pretty well for the Chiefs to say the least. Patrick Mahomes is just coming off of a Super Bowl championship, an MVP in 2018, and is without question one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL.
The Bills, on the other hand, received a very good haul as well from that trade. With that 27th pick they took Tre’Davious White, who is a first-team All-Pro cornerback, coming off of his first Pro Bowl appearance, and is in the discussion as one of the best players in the league at his position. The following year, Brandon Beane then used that extra first rounder that they had as assets to trade up and draft Tremaine Edmunds, who also is coming off a Pro Bowl appearance, not to mention also grabbing Josh Allen in that first round as well. So all in all, I think both teams should be very happy with what they received in that trade.
After the Broncos acquired cornerback A.J. Bouye from Jacksonville, Harris took to Twitter professing his love for all things Kansas City, from Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu to Oklahoma Joe’s barbecue. He discovered the hard way John Elway never adored him the way Denver’s media does. And who could blame Harris for wanting to sign with the reigning Super Bowl champs as a free agent? Heck, if you can’t cover Tyreek Hill, might as well join him.
Beware of signing a guy who previously played for a great coach or with a great QB
Kapadia’s point is a good one. What would make the Giants think a four-year veteran who caught a career-best 32 passes with Patrick Mahomes throwing and Andy Reid calling plays could be more productive with Daniel Jones and Jason Garrett doing those things?
In short — buyer beware.
3. Sammy Watkins
Watkins seems destined to be cut by the Kansas City Chiefs, but he’d be an ideal option to fill the hole left by Cooper. Standing an inch over six feet, he’s the exact same size as Cooper, and he brings with him a history of success that could lead to a bright future between him and Prescott. His 57.8% career catch rate is only a hair below Cooper’s, and if he can regain the form that saw him log a 1,000-yard season in Buffalo in 2015, then it’ll be like Cooper never left.
Around the NFL
A number of NFL owners hope the proposed collective bargaining agreement doesn’t pass with the players because they believe they can negotiate a better deal, with eyes on an 18-game season in the future, a league source told ESPN on Saturday.
”They think they can get a better deal next year,” said the source, who quantified the dissatisfied ownership group as more than a handful. “They feel they gave up too much on the economics.”
While taking in Saturday’s XFL showdown between the Seattle Dragons and Houston Roughnecks, Brissett was asked about the swirling rumors surrounding his job status for the 2020 season. His response was par for the course.
”[I’m] just doing my job,” Brissett said with a smile to ESPN’s Diana Russini when asked about the chatter.
Brissett’s reply may have been minimal but it was only right for him to make some sort of public comment due to how frequently he’s been spoken about in the news lately, particularly in the past few weeks.
Colts linebacker Darius Leonard said four days ago that he believes in Brissett and felt that “a lot of people don’t give [Brissett] enough credit to what type of quarterback he really is” given the tribulations he dealt with last season. Meanwhile, team owner Jim Irsay said last month Indy remains “open-minded” about Brissett’s future.
“I think there’s a process of being a restricted free agent. My agent and I are going through that process, and we’ll see what happens. But I’m in no hurry to leave New Orleans,” Hill said on The Adam Schefter Podcast earlier this offseason. “As I look at my career, I have goals and I have a vision for myself as to what I can be in the NFL. And there has been nothing that has been said, or I’ve never been treated in any way, that would lead me to believe that the vision I have for myself is not the same vision that Coach Payton has for me, as well as the other guys on staff.
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A tweet to make you think
"You will have more doors closed in your face than you will find open ones but the important thing is that you are not afraid to keep knocking those doors down." #InternationalWomensDay pic.twitter.com/lAFcts0feN— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) March 8, 2020
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