The Chiefs went from first-to-worst in the AFC West this year, but there is plenty of reason for optimism in 2012, as Kansas City should benefit from the return of many of its key players.
Kansas City may have the most talented team in the division next season, as they don't have many holes to fill this offseason, but they do have some obvious needs to address.
Quarterback is a big question mark after the shaky play of Matt Cassel before he finished the season on injured reserve with a hand injury.
Kansas City needs help at right tackle, and if the team re-signs Barry Richardson, then general manager Scott Pioli may be on his way out of Chiefs headquarters much quicker than anyone could have expected.
With few holes to fill and plenty of money to spend (but will they spend is the question) this offseason, this will be one of the most important offseasons in recent Chiefs history.
Here is a look at what the Chiefs should do (but almost certainly will not) in this year's draft.