The Kansas City Chiefs plan to host defensive end Arden Key on a visit Friday, according to a report from ESPN’s Field Yates.
The Chiefs are hosting free agent pass rusher Arden Key on a visit tomorrow, per source.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 24, 2022
The 25-year old Key is coming off of his best career season with 6.5 sacks for the 49ers last year.
Though listed as a defensive end, Key, 25, appears to be a bit of a hybrid player along the defensive line, working outside and inside. The 6-foot-5, 240-pound lineman is coming off the most productive year of his four-year career — and it came with the San Francisco 49ers after spending the first three seasons of his career with the Las Vegas Raiders.
Key appeared in all 17 games for the 49ers in 2021, compiling 22 tackles (11 solo) along with 9.5 sacks and 19 quarterback pressures. Though he was listed with no sacks in 2020, he had 16 quarterback pressures.
The Chiefs recently opted to retain defensive end Frank Clark for 2022 but still need help in their pass-rushing department. Key would be a nice start for the Chiefs with eyes ahead to this year’s NFL Draft, which by all indications is pass-rush rich.
Key has also visited the Baltimore Ravens, Jacksonville Jaguars and Detroit Lions during this offseason.