8. Kansas City Chiefs
Entering the offseason, there was a little concern over how the situation with Eric Berry and the Kansas City Chiefs would turn out after the safety made it clear he didn’t want to play another season under the franchise tag. Lucky for both parties, that never became an issue after the Chiefs were willing to make Berry the highest-paid safety in the league, which he certainly deserves every penny of.
Berry has been one of the biggest reasons behind the success of Kansas City’s defense over the years, and thank goodness the organization realized the importance of making their beloved safety happy. The last thing the Chiefs could afford to see happen was Berry eventually ending up with a different team, but at least that won’t have to become an issue.
On the downside, it’s a shame to see the team fail to work things out with Dontari Poe, as the defensive tackle has visits scheduled with numerous teams. There are plenty of great teams that could use a talented defensive star like Poe, and it’s a shame Kansas City couldn’t figure out a way to work things out.
Then again, who knows what will end up happening over the next week or so on Poe’s end, as anything seems possible at this point.