Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Jared Allen Traded for Load of Picks

The Kansas City Chiefs are officially in rebuilding mode after trading Jared Allen to the Vikings. Pro Bowl defensive end and last years sack leader nets the Chiefs a load of picks.

The Chiefs get:

  • First round pick (17th overall)
  • Third round pick (73rd overall)
  • Third round pick (82nd overall)

The Vikings signed Allen to a 6 year 73.26 million dollar deal.

This is a questionable trade for both teams.

Kansas City gains a ton of great picks, but loses their defensive leader.

Minnesota is giving up a lot of picks when they have a few needs other than lineman. I don't know if the running game will be enough to make them real contenders.