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  • 21 Aug
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    , any move made by your favorite NFL team is met with one
    part skepticism and one part optimism. Whether it’s signing a big name free
    agent, extending one of your players, or using a high draft pick, they’re all
    boom or bust. Sometimes, the scouting departments hit the nail on the head and
    make an excellent choice by filling a need. It’s not uncommon for these good, or
    even great, signings to not gain much attention when looking back on the
    signings. If you make a bad decision in the draft or free agency, you’re sure to
    hear about it from the fans for many years to come. Those terrible draft picks
    or the overpays in free agency can haunt an NFL decision maker their entire
    career. In some cases, a really bad offseason can, eventually, cost someone
    their job.The 2016 NFL offseason was full of surprising
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    , galore. The draft alone had two trades in the first two
    picks with teams trading up to the top spots to snag potential long-term
    solutions at the most important position in football, quarterback. Free agency,
    just like the draft, is a spectacle full of surprises and head scratchers.
    Looking back, there were even more headscratchers than we originally thought.
    With that said, here are the top 15 moves made in 2016 that teams already
    regret. The Chiefs parted ways with a couple of cornerstone defensive players in
    recent days, and saw several other players leave in free agency and trade. On
    Thursday, G.M. Brett Veach addressed the media regarding the tough decisions
    that the AFC finalists had to make.“Change is inevitable and it’s always hard to
    move on from players who have been here,” Veach told reporters. “I think it
    certainly makes it more difficult when change involves long-standing members of
    the community and the locker room — certainly talking about Eric Berry and
    Justin Houston. What two guys better exemplify that? As everyone knows, these
    guys were outstanding players. All the accomplishments on the field will
    certainly never be forgotten. One of the things that Clark [Hunt], Andy
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    , and I will always talk about too is just the impact
    they’ve had on the community and the great things they’ve done for the people
    here in Kansas City. It’s certainly very difficult, but again change is a part
    of this process.“Also, I want to wish the best of luck to Steve Nelson, Mitch
    Morse, Demetrius Harris, all those guys. Really proud of what they were able to
    do here and really excited for them and the contracts they got. Excited for
    their families. All those guys were integral parts of our success. Also, Dee
    Ford, of course as you guys were made aware of, we were able to reach a trade
    with San Francisco for a 2020 second-round selection. Excited for Dee and his
    family. John Lynch got a great player. I feel like after the trade went through,
    both teams were in good positions moving forward.”It’s one thing to not be able
    to re-sign players in free agency, it’s another thing to cut players who already
    were under contract. Veach was asked to explain why he released Berry and
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    , we have a lot of great young talent and we have guys like
    Patrick Mahomes, Chris Jones and Tyreek Hill,” Veach said. “One of the things we
    made a strong effort on when I took over was to make sure we had good young
    talent in the pipeline, but we were also cap flexible, and we had draft capital.
    The cap was certainly a big part of these decisions — where we were and what was
    going to be utilized in regard to cap space and how we can maneuver ourselves to
    potentially do long-term extensions with the younger players. I think the fact
    that we have a one and two twos [this year] and then a one and two twos next
    year puts us in a position to be aggressive from now until the start of the
    season. I certainly think you start with the cap and they are tough decisions.
    But I think it’s something that looking towards not just next season, but for
    the next two, three, four, five years, if you’re not proactive in your approach
    then you’re always chasing your tail and you’re always in a position where you
    don’t have draft capital, or you don’t have cap space.”It’s a good problem to
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    , but that good problem quickly becomes a bad problem if a
    team with multiple great players spends and spends and spends and then has
    nothing left. Thus, in order to have cash and cap space for players like Mahomes
    and Hill and Jones, players like Berry and Houston and Ford had to go.
    Eventually, Hill and Jones will be deemed expendable in favor of other younger,
    ascending players.Through it all, though, the Chiefs will have Mahomes at the
    nucleus of their roster, with his contract being the top priority. The Chiefs
    eventually will find out where Mahomes lands on the scale that stretches from
    Peyton Manning grabbing every last dollar to Tom Brady leaving millions on the
    table every year. The closer Mahomes is to Manning — and Mahomes has every right
    to go there — the more challenging it will be to put a top-shelf team around him
    on a consistent basis.