2 best trades Chiefs must make before 2021 NFL Trade Deadline
It is obvious that the Chiefs need to add to the team before the trade deadline comes on November 2nd. There have been holes all over the Chiefs roster throughout the season. Their offensive line, lack of pass rushers and inconsistent receiving options outside of Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce have been the major issues for the Chiefs. The Chiefs are going to have to get creative if they want to make deals work with the money they have, cutting salaries and restructuring contracts.
Let’s take a look at who the Chiefs should target in advance of next wee’s deadline.
Defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah
Ogbah, who’s now with the Miami Dolphins, played for the Chiefs as recently as 2019. Miami is currently one of the worst teams in the league and with it being a contract year for Ogbah, they might look to trade him. He has been sensational for the Dolphins. Ogbah had a 10-sack season last year and has continued to impress this season. From filling a positional need for the Chiefs at defensive end and already having experience in defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo’s scheme, Ogbah is the perfect fit.
There’s also a chance the Chiefs could make bigger waves in Miami. Xavien Howard could potentially be on the trade block and Kansas City might look to add him, too.
Wide receiver Marvin Jones
Outside of Hill and Kelce, the Chiefs’ receiving corps has been below average. Having arguably the most talented quarterback in the NFL can only do Kansas City so good when he has no viable ancillary weapons.
Jones is a talented wide receiver who is with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He has shown in Jacksonville that he can be an excellent second or third target in the passing game. He had 978 yards in 2020 with the Lions and has 343 yards this year. If Jones has a quarterback like Mahomes to throw to him, the potential is there for him to have a 1,000-yard season.
Luckily for Kansas City, his contract also fits their team salary structure.
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The Chiefs can turn it around at any moment. They aren’t as talented as they have been in recent years, but anything is possible with Mahomes under center. If the Chiefs can add some pieces at the deadline they can be Super Bowl contenders again.
They will look to add impact players on both sides of the ball, mostly linemen and some skill players. There are plenty of realistic trades out there for the Chiefs. Usually, big names don’t get moved at the break, but there are still pieces that can help improve this Chiefs roster, especially at defensive end.
General manager Brett Veach is usually an aggressive trader; don’t expect anything different now. It will be fascinating to see what the Chiefs do over the next week. Out of every team with realistic Super Bowl aspirations, Kansas City’s are definitely the most volatile.