After a Day 1 that was capped off by the signing of Justin Reid and the restructuring of Frank Clark, the Chiefs GM does nothing on Day 2 of free agency, much to Twitter’s dismay.
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The gall of this man Brett Veach.
After a Day 1 that saw the Chiefs bring in safety Justin Reid near the end of the day and the news of Frank Clark’s restructure the internet anticipated big moves from the Chiefs GM going into Day 2. After all, the Chargers have made multiple splashes thus far trading for Khalil Mack, signing JC Jackson, and re-signing Mike Williams. The Broncos traded for Russell Wilson and just today agreed to terms with former Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory. Do the Chiefs not want to get better? Are they waving the white flag on the 2022 season?
The gall of this man Brett Veach. How have the Chiefs not signed Von Miller AND Chandler Jones, re-signed Melvin Ingram, signed Jarvis Landry, Stephon Gilmore, Allen Robinson, Juju Smith-Schuster, Calais Campbell, and Bobby Wagner and worked out Orlando Brown and Tyreek Hill’s extensions already?! This is ridiculous. There are thousands of qualified folks sitting behind their computer screens quote tweeting things they don’t read or opinions they disagree with every day who could have had this done by now. With some reaction GIFs and a few added “o’s” on “lmaooooo” you can get these things done.
It’s clear that Veach has never been good at his job, and his trial by fire has concluded, with 12 out of 12 twitter jurors declaring him guilty of incompetence.
Now, if you’ve read far enough into this you know that I’m very clearly joking. But bravo for actually reading before making a judgement. It seems that’s a dying art on today’s internet. As all of us with logical brains know, these types of multi-million dollar agreements take time to get into place. Present actions change the landscape of past conversations. Christian Kirk got paid an egregious amount of money by the Jags yesterday. Today – Davante Adams is turning down $27 million a year from Green Bay (likely) because of that, and the numbers that the Chiefs and Tyreek Hill have discussed likely look antiquated compared to what they did a few days ago.
There’s also good fallout from teams overpaying for players that may or may not have earned the contracts they’re getting, numbers wise. Jacksonville just let go of Myles Jack today – a player who could thrive in KC in a Ben Niemann type role as a third linebacker to compliment the games of Willie Gay and Nick Bolton. Michael Pierce today was released by the Vikings in part because of how much they’re paying Kirk “White Dak Prescott” Cousins. Pierce played for current Chiefs defensive line coach Joe Cullen in Baltimore, and if the team decides to let Jarran Reed and Derrick Nnadi walk (they’re probably going to), he would will the 1 tech defensive tackle spot very nicely in KC.
The point of all of this is that just because the Chiefs haven’t made that big splash yet doesn’t mean they don’t intend to swim. The bottom line is all of the players that the fans have targeted as desirable are still out there, and there are more becoming available by the day. Have some patience and trust the process, these guys know what they’re doing.
Veach has a proven track record of roster building – no one has more wins in the NFL since he took over the GM position than the Chiefs. When sharks attack it is quick, concise, and their victims or prey rarely know what is coming before it’s too late. Brett Veach still has his teeth, and this Chiefs fan is confident that whatever it is that he’s able to bring in will put the best product possible on the field come September.