2014 Free Agents: Top 10 on Offense

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10. Branden Albert, LT, Kansas City Chiefs

Sep 19, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Branden Albert (76) during the third quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Chiefs defeated the Eagles 26-16. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Albert played the 2013 on a franchise tag, and had a career year in his sixth season with the Chiefs. Albert has been a solid left tackle for the last few seasons, and in Andy Reid’s offense, he proved extremely valuable as both a run and pass blocker. He was the best linemen on one of the league’s most efficient offenses this past year.

That being said, don’t expect Albert to be in Kansas City next season. The Chiefs didn’t draft Eric Fisher first overall last season to be a right tackle. Despite Fisher’s rookie woes, I believe that the Chiefs staff will do their best to mold him into the franchise left tackle that he’s cut out to be. With huge holes on the blind side in Miami and Arizona, expect Albert to get a big, four-year deal from one of those teams.

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  • andy

    I understand wanting to be the highest paid whatever, but no one is nominated for the hall of fame being the highest paid. If it’s me, give me a fair deal so we can keep our team together and possibly get a few other players. I would though look to get some guaranteed money since your not guaranteed the next play.