The Kansas City Chiefs have had somewhat of a crazy offseason. You could probably classify it as a good kind of crazy. With now the Jarran Reed signing, Brett Veach is making moves like always.
After all the chaos of free agency has settled down, the Chiefs are continuing to sign players they feel can help. The goal is another championship, and the team is showing they are hungry for more.
The Chiefs started free agency addressing the needs they should. That being the offensive line. We saw how bad it was just a few months ago in the Super Bowl. Joe Thuney should help that issue, as he did sign a huge deal.
It is safe to say that that was the biggest signing for Kansas City this off-season. However, the Chiefs just signed someone to help their defense improve even more.
Kansas City Signs Jarran Reed
Jarran Reed, the former Seattle Seahawks Defensive lineman, just inked a deal with the Kansas City Chiefs. While it is not the biggest signing of free agency, it is significant for the Chiefs.
People forget how big Jarran Reed was for the Seahawks just two seasons ago. In 2018, the 6’3″ defensive tackle finished the season with nearly 11 sacks.
Of course, 2019 was not a great year for the young man. However, he dealt with injuries all season and only played ten games. You also have to take into account what the Seahawks had on their squad in 2019. Their defensive line consisted of Clowney, and Rasheem Green, who led the team in sacks with four.
At just two sacks in 2019, Reed was fifth on the team in that category. The Seahawks finished with just 28 sacks on the year, making them one of the worst in that category.
As for last year, Jarran Reed played all 16 games for the Seahawks. In those games, he improved his numbers significantly. At six and a half sacks a game last season, Reed was second on the Seahawks. Of course, the crazy talented Jamaal Adams was first with nearly ten.
This pickup will help Kansas City tremendously, especially in getting to the quarterback. Reed brings a toughness and skill set that the Chiefs like a lot next to Chris Jones and Frank Clarke.
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