KANSAS CITY, Mo. - All right, let me issue a disclaimer before I get started.
I don't like to wave pom-poms for anybody, but I can't help myself on this one, folks. The Chiefs' new regime hit it out of the park Monday. Did they ever.
Andy Reid and John Dorsey are turning one good deal after another at Arrowhead.
Let's start with Dwayne Bowe.
There was a time I wasn't in favor of giving him a long-term deal, but my stance has changed on that. The Chiefs had no choice.
Once they acquired Alex Smith, they absolutely had to get Smith a first-class receiver.
Five years, $50 million – $24 million of it guaranteed. I know that's a lot of loot for a guy who has a history of living on the edge. Hopefully, Bowe won't screw it up.
Now they go ahead and slap the franchise tag on Branden Albert. Ahhh...I'm a little leery of this because of Albert's back problems.
He's played a full 16-game schedule only one time in his five years. Eleven starts this past season, but he played in 13 games.
He reportedly suffers from back spasms. Let's hope the medical staff is right on this one.
The Chiefs are stuck with him for only a year. He'll get the tag money of $9.8 million.
The good news here is they now have options with that no. 1 pick.
I would trade down to try to get two or three players. Heck-- pick up another tackle. You'll find one a lot cheaper than what you'd have to pay the no. 1 pick.
The Chiefs have put themselves in beautiful shape.
The other good news is signing Dustin Colquitt to an $18 million contract, about $9 million of it guaranteed.
He's an outstanding punter, but even a better young man. Good for him.
It's been a long time since we've seen a day like this at Arrowhead.
Look, I warned you I was going soft on this one.
That's Jack's Smack