The NFL trade deadline is almost here and the general consensus seems to be that the Kansas City Chiefs will not be very active. It may be a difficult pill to swallow for fans because of the Super Bowl-or-bust mentality. However, there are several reasons why the team may remain inactive and leave the trading deadline without taking a step. Here is one of these reasons:
The chiefs remained interested in signing the protective gear until the long term contract was extended. Although no significant progress has been made, both parties remain interested in reaching an agreement. This could happen this season or before the free agency period until 2020. It is also possible that the franchise tag is in play.
As more cap space is available right now, things may be tightening up in the future as Kansas City seeks to expand Jones, Patrick Mahomes and other players. If bosses were to pay $ 10 million or more against the 2020 cap, it could prevent them from tagging or signing Jones. That would limit the types of players that Kansas City could realistically continue. They should either target players who are still on new contracts or players with expiring contracts.
Finding players who meet these specific criteria and are appreciated by professional staff is much easier than done. Negotiations on trade compensation in these situations can be even more difficult, especially for a team such as superiors who are thought to be late in the 2020 draft order.