Posted Thu Apr 17th by Monty
I’ve been hearing buzz about Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Jared Allen for quite awhile… namely, the type of buzz that would see Allen leaving KC in a trade for draft picks. I didn’t really buy into it at the time, but today’s news is the type that’s hard to ignore.
Jay Glazer of FoxSports.com has been told by Allen himself that the league’s reigning sack leader is in talks with the Bucs and Vikings on a trade.
“It’s a situation that works out best for both sides,” Allen told FOXSports.com. “I can go to a team that is competing for a championship right now. The Chiefs can get valuable draft picks to rebuild with.”
I do not understand the logic behind this in the least. Sorry, Chiefs fans. There are two parts to building a team. 1) Find excellent talent. 2) KEEP that talent. And the Chiefs are letting their best player go for draft picks. It makes no sense whatsoever.
For the record, I wanted the Broncos to trade a 4th or 3rd round pick last offseason for the defensive end… it’s amazing how much one person’s stock can skyrocket with one league-leading sack-filled season. Now I’ll be happy just to see ‘The Mullet’ out of Kansas City and the AFC West.