The Kansas City Chiefs approach the offseason with no shortage of curious eyes tracking their every move. Through the 2013 NFL draft, head coach Andy Reid and general manager John Dorsey will craft a young nucleus to build around for seasons to come.
However, free agency will likely dictate whether the Chiefs make a push for the playoffs next season. Five priorities to address through free agency top the offseason to-do list.
With cuts, contracts and other personnel questions, Kansas City's current roster looks more like a cheese grater than a potential depth chart.
Although the Chiefs recruited Dorsey from a franchise notorious for turning blind eyes to free agency, Reid's right-hand man will be forced to dip his toes into the market throughout the upcoming months.
The majority of last offseason's key acquisitions proved why they were forced to the unemployment line to begin with. If history repeats itself, the Chiefs' 2013 chapter will ultimately end prematurely.
But, if Arrowhead's front office can steer clear of the bad apples, the next crop of free-agent signees could be a fruitful one for KC.