Chiefs GM Reveals Major Free Agency Plans for Offseason

Adam Taylor McKillop
Kansas City Chiefs GM Brett Veach reveals major free agency plans for the NFL offseason.
Kansas City Chiefs GM Brett Veach reveals major free agency plans for the NFL offseason. / Dustin Bradford/GettyImages

For the first time in three years, the Kansas City Chiefs will not be playing in the NFL's final game - Super Bowl 56. That leaves Kansas City's offseason plans starting a few weeks earlier than normal, and General Manager Brett Veach already has some major plans in free agency for the franchise this offseason.

Several big name and starting veterans, notably on the defense, are due to hit free agency this offseason including three-time All-Pro safety Tyrann Mathieu and three-time Pro Bowl EDGE Melvin Ingram.

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Veach spoke to media on Tuesday and outlined a trio of players he intends to retain this offseason, including Mathieu, Ingram and three-time Pro Bowl OT Orlando Brown.

Mathieu should easily be the top priority for Veach and his team. He played and started in all 16 games last year, leading the team with three interceptions and adding 76 combined tackles (3rd) and six passes defended.

After an in-season acquisition from the Pittsburgh Steelers, Ingram joined the defense and recorded 1.0 sack and six quarterback hits in just six starts. Additionally, Brown made 16 starts on the offensive line and played in 100% of the snaps for a unit that gave up the fourth-fewest sacks in the league (28).

Kansas City surely has improvements to make after falling short of their Super Bowl hopes in 2021, most notably on defense. The Chiefs allowed 368.9 yards per game, a number that ranked bottom-six in the league.

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