Kansas City Chiefs Benefit After Failed Branden Albert Trade

By Andrew Fisher
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Things got a bit rocky between left tackle Branden Albert and the Kansas City Chiefs a few weeks back. After it seemed all but certain he would get dealt to the Miami Dolphins, an agreement couldn’t be reached, and Albert awkwardly remained a Chief. Now in the third week of May, Albert is wisely ready to move on.

“Everybody makes mistakes. Through this whole process, I realized I made mistakes. I shouldn’t have said certain things. That’s part of the game – learn from it and move on.”

If you’re a Chiefs fan, this is exactly what you want to hear. Especially, after it was rumored that Albert’s contract demands were what held up the deal in the first place. He didn’t exactly look good through the process, but he knows it, and he’s ready to get back to business. This is great for the team, because now they have a really good pair of tackles with Albert and Eric Fisher.

Albert also added that he wanted to be in Kansas City, all along. That’s ultimately what you want in an NFL player, someone who wants to be there. Clearly the left tackle is very talented, but now he’s shown that his heart is in it too.

So after it was all said and done, the Chiefs have come out ahead. They were able to hold onto a very good left tackle, while adding the No. 1 pick in the draft to play opposite of him on the right side. I’m sure Andy Reid and company are also ready to move on, because they surely realize the team is now in better shape.


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