The 2012 season is always going to be full of surprises. You can expect the Kansas City Chiefs to be one of those teams that surprise fans around the league.
Chiefs general manager really deserves a lot of credit. He has done his best to rebuild the Chiefs since leaving the New England Patriots franchise in 2009. This offseason has been his best since taking over the reins as the Chiefs general manager.
He did not come away with the jackpot free agent signing of quarterback Peyton Manning, but that did not stop him from signing other players who could come in and help turn the Chiefs around in 2012.
Look at it this way: The Chiefs have multiple players returning from season-ending injuries. With those players returning from injury, they will team up with the free agents and rookies added in the offseason and work with the players who played in Week 17 of last season.
Pioli built depth on both sides of the ball to give this team the best chance to win games. Some of these players are also expected to help quarterback Matt Cassel, who is looking for positive consistency in Kansas City.
Let's take a look at all of Kansas City's key offseason additions in chronological order.