The Kansas City Chiefs have three offensive linemen hitting the free agent market in left tackle Branden Albert and solid guards Geoff Schwartz and Jon Asamoah, and they will most likely keep only one of those players. Albert is as good as gone due to his expensive price tag, but the situation as it relates to the Chiefs guards is unclear at this moment of time. It’s possible that the Chiefs could keep both, but I think it’s more likely that only one of Asamoah and Schwartz stays in K.C. Schwartz figures to be more expensive, since he’s the better player and will want a big payday after being criminally underrated and underpaid for his entire career.
Asamoah isn’t quite as good as Schwartz, but he’s still one of the top free agent offensive linemen available and figures to land a nifty payday. With the tampering period today, it looks like there’s a good chance Asamoah hits the free agent market, and we now know one team that will be interested.
Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that the Jets will “make a play” for Asamoah over the three-day tampering period, and it’s going to be interesting to see how much mutual interest there is. Asamoah’s price tag is also interesting, but there’s no doubt that he would be a very good starter for the Jets. Willie Colon is an impending free agent, but Mehta reports that the reliable veteran is a backup plan to potential big upgrade Asamoah.