Re-signing Orlando Brown, expanding Tyreek Hill a top priority in 2022
The Kansas City Chiefs have a lot to accomplish this offseason, and everything they want to accomplish will cost money, potentially a lot. Here’s the latest from the Chiefs on what I’m hearing from Kansas City.
Re-signing Orlando Brown is a top priority for the Chiefs
General Manager Brett Veach made a point of saying that one of the team’s top priorities this offseason is resigned left tackle starting Orlando Brownwhich they acquired in a trade with the Baltimore Ravens last April. Brown expected to enter the free agent market this month and will command a huge contract – unless the Chiefs can lock him in first.
Then there’s my report from late last week that the team will be racing at edge rusher Za’Darius Smith once he is released by the Green Bay Packers because the team will have a glaring hole in the pass rusher.
Chiefs should address receiver in free agency and extend Tyreek Hill
The Chiefs enter the offseason with a need at WR, and word is that Patrick Mahomes has expressed his desire for the team to sign a veteran free agent catcher rather than acquiring one through the draft. Think of it as another off-season expense.
Finally, wide receiver Tyreek Hill enters the final season of the three-year extension he signed on the eve of the 2019 season and is expected to earn just over $20 million this year. If the Chiefs are successful, Hill will be in Kansas City for a long time. Rumor at Combined NFL 2022 has the Chiefs trying to inking Hill at an extension that will give him a big raise.
If the Chiefs extend Hill’s contract, expect it to have ripple effects for Deebo Samuel. Samuel is also entering the final year of his contract, which will earn him just under $5 million. If Hill agrees to an extension, seek out Samuel to base his contract on the amount Hill signs, asking for something slightly less.