NFL rumors: Teams expected to see if Chiefs will trade underused player
The Kansas City Chiefs are expected to receive some calls from around the league on one of their offensive players. Should they have fun?
The Kansas City Chiefs are flying high with a Super Bowl 57 win, but it won’t be easy to keep all the pieces together. That’s the problem with dynasties: you have a lot of talent, you develop some, and all of a sudden, you have little flexibility to make the extra moves that matter so much to you when trying to get another championship.
Then again, when the Chiefs lost to Tyreek Hill last season, they didn’t miss a beat.
The Chiefs will look for money-saving opportunities to stay competitive and have maximum flexibility, and Clyde Edwards-Helaire could be collateral damage in those endeavors over the next season or two.
NFL rumours: Clyde Edwards-Helaire is expected to get some commercial attention
In an Insider column for ESPN, Jeremy Fowler reports that the Chiefs are likely to receive calls on Clyde Edwards-Helaire (subscription required), however, he noted that the team is not actively shopping for him at the moment.
Previously, it was reported that the Chiefs are expected to leave a CEH fifth-year option (sign-up required) on the table, which means one way or another, the running back will likely move out of Kansas City either this year or during the next offseason as a free agent.
Other teams know the Chiefs don’t have quite as much use for running back. Rookie Isaiah Pacheco has taken the lead as a running back, with 101 more carries than CEH in 2022. In fact, CEH is just behind Jerick McKinnon in total carries as well as the third most used running back.
Chiefs probably don’t have much incentive to dump CEH, so unless the offers are very attractive, it’s likely KC will just stick to Edwards-Helaire for depth in 2022.