Could the Kansas City Chiefs be considering signing Brandon Lloyd? It seems that GM John Dorsey is either getting ready to make a move for a free agent, or at least trying to keep Kansas City’s options open.
Earlier this week, Dorsey restructured CB Brandon Flowers contract, creating $3 million in cap space for the Chiefs. The underrated cornerback is a fan favorite in Kansas City, and his willingness to work with the front office will probably endear him to the fans even further. Personally, any player who had Chucky as his Twitter avatar is a favorite of mine.
With this move and the incredibly busy offseason, it is clear the Chiefs want to compete now. The wide receiver position seems to be an area that KC is unsure about. It’s been a little over two weeks since the Chiefs traded underachieving WR Jon Baldwin to the San Francisco 49ers for another disappointing WR in A.J. Jenkins.
The move bumped Donnie Avery up to No. 2 on the depth chart to take Baldwin’s spot, and it’s unclear whether the Chiefs made the deal because of their confidence in Avery, or if he is just the best of a bad situation. If it’s the latter, Lloyd would be a great pickup to help KC compete now.
The former New England Patriots wide receiver still has plenty left in the tank at the age of 32. Talent has never been a question for Lloyd, but the wideout does have a reputation for being tough to get along with.
Kansas City would be a great destination if you’re looking from Lloyd’s perspective as well. Not only is KC his hometown, but he would working under coach Andy Reid. No matter how difficult Lloyd is, it is highly unlikely Reid hasn’t seen worse from Terrell Owens or DeSean Jackson. The move makes sense from all angles. If Lloyd could show the Chiefs he can still play, they should definitely pull the trigger.