Here are the most recent Kansas City Chiefs contracts and salaries. As you might expect, the new salary cap will increase spending on the NFL, but the Chiefs have their own free agency issues. That means they could get away with extending non-elite players such as Derrick Nnadi and Charvarius Ward. They could also renegotiate contracts with their top free agents like safety Orlando Brown Jr. and cornerback Tyrann Mathieu.
A number of veteran skill players will also hit free agency. Veteran running back Sammy Watkins and defensive end Jared Goff are both due for big increases. Both of these players were signed last offseason. With a new contract, they can look forward to a bright future in Kansas City. But what can they expect? And will they be able to keep these players? We’ll soon find out.
The Chiefs can reduce their staff by promoting Smith, trading Laurent Duvernay–Tardif or releasing her, and slashing a significant portion of the salary of RB Derek Carr. Andrew Wylie and Nick Allegretti are other players that will be costly. Those players are likely to come with hefty cap hits, but that doesn’t mean the Chiefs should let them go.
The Chiefs need to add a few key veterans before the 2022 NFL draft. They have more than $14.6 million in cap space, and they may sign a veteran free agent that will benefit the Chiefs in 2022. But for now, the Chiefs are likely to need impact free agents this offseason. If they don’t sign one or two impact free agents this year, the Chiefs can build through the draft in 2023 and beyond. The Chiefs can do this to stay within their salary cap while still investing in draft picks that are cost-effective.
One interesting thing about the Chiefs’ roster off-the-field is their defensive depth. The Chiefs are still counting on a long-shot defensive starter, but they have two rookies in their second and third rounds who are making more than the starters. Willie Gay, Jr. has been signed by the Chiefs to a rookie contract. This should ensure that their secondary is strong next season. They will have more cap space to pay impact players if they get rid of their defensive linemen.
Hill is one of the most expensive players in the Chiefs’ history. He is also the highest-paid wide receiver in NFL History. His new deal includes more than $42 million over four years, and more than $72million guaranteed. Hill’s deal is worth much more, however, because he has had to deal with heel and hamstring injuries in recent seasons. Hill will have to pay for the dead money.
While the Kansas City Chiefs have a stacked offense, they’re also missing star players on the team. It’s difficult for the Chiefs not to be in the playoffs without them. However, they’ve been consistent enough to ensure that their star players don’t get paid top dollar. It’s tough to be a Chiefs fan without a doubt. Just because they’re not in the playoffs doesn’t mean they’re not trying to make a splash in the NFL.