The Kansas City Chiefs have dominated sports tickers since curtains closed on the 2012 NFL season. Head coach Andy Reid and general manager John Dorsey have overhauled the roster, re-signing and releasing familiar faces in attaining a head start in the 2013 free-agency race.
Dorsey fine-tuned his eye for talent with the Green Bay Packers—a franchise known for its prude approach in matters relating to free agency. But one draft cycle, by itself, can't seal the abundance of holes plastered across the Chiefs roster.
This offseason, Kansas City's latest regime has cemented cornerstones and trimmed the fat. But the process is far from over.
Free agency opens the doors for quality control. The reputations of Reid and Dorsey have already defined more ambitious standards for Kansas City. And the remaining decisions will determine whether the Chiefs meet—and perhaps surpass—the franchise's 2013 aspirations.