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Chiefs 2020 Offseason Thread
#1

Coming out on top, this doesn't really feel like the offseason yet. But it's here. We as fans can coast on our good vibes, but Brett Veach is already balls deep into the offseason.

So first, here's all of the important dates to know for the offseason:


Quote:February 3: Waiver system begins for 2020.
February 11: Beginning at 11 a.m. (CT), NFL clubs may begin to sign players whose CFL contracts have expired. Players under contract to a CFL club for the 2020 season or who have an option for the 2020 season are not eligible to be signed.
February 24-March 2: NFL Scouting Combine, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis.
February 25: First day for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.
March 10: Prior to 3 p.m. (CT), deadline for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.
March 16-18: Beginning at 11 a.m. (CT) on March 16, clubs are permitted to contact, and enter into contract negotiations with the certified agents of players who will become Unrestricted Free Agents upon the expiration of their 2019 player contracts. However, a contract cannot be executed with a new club until 3 p.m. (CT), on March 18.
March 18: Prior to 3 p.m. (CT), clubs must exercise options for 2020 on all players who have option clauses in their 2019 contracts.
March 18: Prior to 3 p.m. (CT), clubs must submit qualifying offers to their Restricted Free Agents with expiring contracts to retain a Right of First Refusal/Compensation.
March 18: Prior to 3 p.m. (CT), clubs must submit a minimum salary tender to retain exclusive negotiating rights to their players with expiring 2019 contracts who have fewer than three accrued seasons of free agency credit.
March 18: Top 51 begins. All clubs must be under the 2020 salary cap prior to 3 p.m. (CT).
March 18: All 2019 player contracts expire at 3 p.m. (CT).
March 18: The 2020 league year and free agency period begin at 3 p.m. (CT).
March 18: The first day of the 2020 league year will end at 10:59:59 p.m. (CT). Clubs will receive a personnel notice that will include all transactions submitted to the league office during the period between 3 p.m. and 10:59:59 p.m. (CT).
March 18: Trading period for 2020 begins at 3 p.m. (CT) after expiration of all 2019 contracts.
March 29-April 1: Annual League Meeting, The Breakers, Palm Beach, Fla.
April 6: Teams with new head coaches can begin offseason workout programs.
April 15: Deadline for teams to bring draft-eligible players to their facilities for a physical examination.
April 17: Deadline for Restricted Free Agents to sign offer sheets.
April 20: Clubs with returning head coaches may begin offseason workout programs.
April 23-25: 2020 NFL Draft, Las Vegas.
April 27: Beginning this date, NFL clubs may request permission to visit with, try out, or sign any player who was under contract to the XFL at the conclusion of the XFL season.
May 1-4 or 8-11: Clubs can hold their three-day rookie minicamp from Friday through Sunday or Saturday through Monday.
May 4: Deadline for clubs to exercise Fifth-Year Option for players selected in the first round of the 2017 draft.
May 5: Deadline for clubs to send "May 5 Tender" to unsigned UFAs.
May 11: Rookie Football Development Programs begin.
May 14-17: NFLPA Rookie Premiere.
May 19-20: Spring League Meeting, Ritz-Carlton, Marina Del Ray, Calif.
June 1: Deadline for prior club to send "June 1 tender" to its unsigned RFAs who received a qualifying offer for a right of first refusal only in order for such player to be subject to the CBA's "June 15 Tender" provision.
June 15: Deadline for club to withdraw qualifying offer to RFAs and still retain exclusive negotiating rights by substituting "June 15 Tender" of one-year contract at 110 percent of the player's prior-year Paragraph 5 Salary (with all other terms of his prior-year contract carried forward unchanged).
Late June: Rookie Transition Program to be held at individual clubs.
July 15: At 3 p.m. (CT), deadline for any club that designated a Franchise Player to sign such player to a multiyear contract or extension. After this date, the player may sign only a one- year contract with his prior club for the 2020 season, and such contract cannot be extended until after the club's last regular season game.
Mid July: Clubs are permitted to open preseason training camp for rookies and first-year players beginning seven days prior to the club's earliest permissible mandatory reporting date for veteran players.
Veteran players (defined as a player with at least one pension-credited season) other than quarterbacks or "injured players" (as defined in CBA Article 21, Section 6) may report to a club's preseason training camp no earlier than 15 days prior to the club's first scheduled preseason game or July 15, whichever is later. Veteran quarterbacks and injured players may be required to report to the club's preseason training camp no earlier than five days immediately prior to the mandatory reporting date for all other veteran players, provided the club has already opened (or simultaneously opens) its official preseason training camp for all rookies and first-year players.
A three-day acclimation period will apply to players who are on a club's roster up to and including the mandatory veteran reporting date. Players who rejoin the roster after that date may practice (including wearing pads) and play immediately after passing a physical.
Mid-July: Supplemental Draft, if needed.
July 22: Signing period ends for Transition Players with outstanding tenders. After this date and until 3 p.m. (CT), on the Tuesday following the 10th weekend of the regular season, prior club has exclusive negotiating rights.
July 22*: Signing period ends for Unrestricted Free Agents to whom a "May 5 Tender" was made by prior club. After this date and until 3 p.m. (CT), on the Tuesday following the 10th weekend of the regular season, prior club has exclusive negotiating rights.
*or the first scheduled day of the first NFL training camp, whichever is later.
August 6: Hall of Fame Game, Canton, Ohio.
August 6-9: Hall of Fame Weekend, Canton, Ohio.
August 11: Deadline for players under contract to report to their clubs to earn an accrued season for free agency.
August 11: If a Drafted Rookie has not signed with his club by this date, he cannot be traded to any other club in 2020, and may sign a Player Contract only with the drafting club until the day of the draft in the 2021 league year.
August 13-17: First Preseason Weekend.
August 15-19: Each club has until five days prior to its second preseason game to provide any tendered but unsigned Exclusive Rights Player or Restricted Free Agent with written notice of the club's intent to place the player on the Exempt List if the player fails to report at least the day before the club's second preseason game.
August 20-24: Second Preseason Weekend.
August 27-30: Third Preseason Weekend.
September 3: Final Preseason Games.
September 5: Prior to 3 p.m. (CT), clubs must reduce rosters to a maximum of 53 players on the active/inactive list.
September 6: Claiming period for players placed on waivers at the final roster reduction will expire at 11 a.m. (CT).
September 6: Clubs may establish a practice squad of 10 players.
September 10: NFL regular-season begins.


Next, here's a link to the list of Chiefs players that are free agents, 24 in all:
https://chiefswire.usatoday.com/gallery/...ee-agents/

Depending upon who gets re-signed, this will leave some glaring holes, particularly at CB (Breeland, Fuller, Claiborne, Reaser) and DT (Jones, X. Williams, Mike Pennel). Both Henne and Moore's contracts are up, so at least 1 veteran QB may be in order. So are several fan favorites like Sherman, Robinson, and Bell.

I predict several of these guys will make it back to KC, but even so the holes that remain will require another big offseason from Veach and some in-house players to step up (Saunders, Fenton, etc.).
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#2

I feel pretty confident in the team that's already under contract for next year. We would need some cbs obviously and we would be thin up front on the dl and our lbs needed upgrading but really we have a lot of players under contract. Good players. Work with watkins to save some money there, get jones on a long term deal with some back loaded money, resign breeland or fuller and we'd look pretty good going into the draft.

Cam erving and damien wilson are both available on club options so maybe we can work on an extension that lowers their cap hits a bit.

Sorensen and colquitt are both on their last years so maybe they'd take an extension to lower their hits.

And that's about all the restructuring we could do without getting into the players that just signed this past offseason or have already restructured.
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#3

Oh and id take either Matt Moore or henne back at around the 1 mil mark that Moore made this year. Wouldn't pay either of them the 2 years 7 mil that henne got though. Id actually prefer Moore I think.
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#4

(02-09-2020, 01:31 PM)tyecopeland Wrote:  I feel pretty confident in the team that's already under contract for next year. We would need some cbs obviously and we would be thin up front on the dl and our lbs needed upgrading but really we have a lot of players under contract. Good players. Work with watkins to save some money there, get jones on a long term deal with some back loaded money, resign breeland or fuller and we'd look pretty good going into the draft.

Cam erving and damien wilson are both available on club options so maybe we can work on an extension that lowers their cap hits a bit.

Sorensen and colquitt are both on their last years so maybe they'd take an extension to lower their hits.

And that's about all the restructuring we could do without getting into the players that just signed this past offseason or have already restructured.

Yeah, something has to happen with guys like Watkins, Colquitt, Erving, Wilson, Sorenson, etc., because otherwise there isn't a lot of cap space, estimated at $16.5M as it stands. I wouldn't be surprised to see Colquitt retire, but Watkins is the key, so either an extension that puts off pain or trade / cut.

I also agree that I'd prefer Moore over Henne, but Henne may go back to retirement.
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#5

We've signed some guys to future / reserves contracts.

Also, we re-signed WR Gerhig Dieter. Cue the "Mahomes' Friend" memes. We have a 90 man roster we need to fill up, Dieter costs next to nothing, knows our playbook, and even has caught a few passes in real games for us. I somehow doubt he's just here because he's bros with Mahomes.
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#6

(02-12-2020, 08:24 AM)asskickingboots Wrote:  We've signed some guys to future / reserves contracts.

Also, we re-signed WR Gerhig Dieter. Cue the "Mahomes' Friend" memes. We have a 90 man roster we need to fill up, Dieter costs next to nothing, knows our playbook, and even has caught a few passes in real games for us. I somehow doubt he's just here because he's bros with Mahomes.

Whatever we pay dieter comes out of mahomes new deal Smile
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#7

We have often talked about how veterans will come here on a discount hoping for a ring because Mahomes is here. I think we'll definitely start to see that this very offseason.

Something we haven't talked about is decent players leaving for solid paydays elsewhere. Players like Bashaud Breeland or Demarcus Robinson leaving pretty good roles here to get PAID. It's gonna happen.

Hell, we saw the Miami Dolphins pay Albert Wilson just based off of ONE game with Mahomes. Don't be surprised when other merely good players get paid like stars to leave here.
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#8

Broncos CB Chris Harris Jr. is making some noise about the Chiefs as a possible landing spot.

https://broncoswire.usatoday.com/2020/02...ty-chiefs/

He even went as far as to retweet an NFL Network video that said this would be a good fit for him. When asked directly on the Rich Eisen show about the Chiefs Harris said, "I’m definitely looking at everybody but like you said, I mean, I don’t see why it wouldn’t be a good fit."

There's zero doubt the Chiefs will need corners, and Harris is still a very good corner, but it is worth mentioning he'll be 31 next season. His better days may be behind him.
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(02-13-2020, 10:50 AM)asskickingboots Wrote:  Broncos CB Chris Harris Jr. is making some noise about the Chiefs as a possible landing spot.

https://broncoswire.usatoday.com/2020/02...ty-chiefs/

He even went as far as to retweet an NFL Network video that said this would be a good fit for him. When asked directly on the Rich Eisen show about the Chiefs Harris said, "I’m definitely looking at everybody but like you said, I mean, I don’t see why it wouldn’t be a good fit."

There's zero doubt the Chiefs will need corners, and Harris is still a very good corner, but it is worth mentioning he'll be 31 next season. His better days may be behind him.

Damn.  Mahomes is so good he's getting Broncos to stump for joining the team.
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#10

(02-13-2020, 11:50 AM)NOLA Wrote:  
(02-13-2020, 10:50 AM)asskickingboots Wrote:  Broncos CB Chris Harris Jr. is making some noise about the Chiefs as a possible landing spot.

https://broncoswire.usatoday.com/2020/02...ty-chiefs/

He even went as far as to retweet an NFL Network video that said this would be a good fit for him. When asked directly on the Rich Eisen show about the Chiefs Harris said, "I’m definitely looking at everybody but like you said, I mean, I don’t see why it wouldn’t be a good fit."

There's zero doubt the Chiefs will need corners, and Harris is still a very good corner, but it is worth mentioning he'll be 31 next season. His better days may be behind him.

Damn.  Mahomes is so good he's getting Broncos to stump for joining the team.

He's also originally from Tulsa and went to KU. It's possible KC was always a prime destination for Harris.
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