Chiefs, Colts Working On Big Trade?
Are the Chiefs and Colts working on a big trade?
Kansas City is fresh off a huge win in Super Bowl LIV. The team looks like it may potentially challenge for a championship for an entire generation.
That said, there is always room for improvement. And in order to improve, the Chiefs will need to hold on to their Super MVP quarterback, Patrick Mahomes.
Mahomes will likely become the NFL’s first $40 million per year player in the near future.
For that to happen, Kansas City will need to make some tough financial decisions.
One of those decisions is what to do with defensive tackle Chris Jones.
Jones was arguably the best defensive player on the team last year, but he becomes a free agent this offseason.
The Chiefs have the option of placing the franchise tag on him and then trading him.
According to ESPN NFL analyst Dan Graziano, the Chiefs will probably do precisely that.
He believes that Kansas City will ship off Jones to Indianapolis for a second round selection in the 2020 NFL Draft.
“The Chiefs trade Chris Jones to the Colts for a second-round pick and more,” he said.
“I don’t think the Chiefs are going to give Jones the contract he wants, so I see him as a franchise-and-trade candidate a la Frank Clark and Dee Ford last year.”
If this plan sounds familiar it may be because the Chiefs did the exact same thing with Dee Ford and the San Francisco 49ers last year.
That deal ultimately worked out pretty well for Andy Reid and Co.
Will lightning strike twice? Time will tell.