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Kansas City Chiefs 2018 offseason moves

Dec 31, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) scrambles in the back field against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

In a move that sparked what would ultimately become a wild beginning to the 2018 league year in the NFL, the Kansas City Chiefs agreed to trade starting quarterback Alex Smith to the Washington Redskins in exchange for valuable slot defender Kendall Fuller, subsequently ending the Smith era in Kansas City while signaling the start of the Patrick Mahomes era at the same time. The Chiefs weren't done with sending just Smith away either as the team cut ties with cornerback Marcus Peters, who is now in LA as well as the loss of fellow cornerbacks Terrance Mitchell, Kenneth Acker and Phillip Gaines. Albert Wilson departed to take his receiving talents to Miami, while linebackers Ramik Wilson and Kevin Pierre-Louis also signed elsewhere.

In response to their losses, Kansas City signed the likes of LB Anthony Hitchens, CB David Amerson, RB Kerwynn Williams, S Robert Golden, DI Xavier Williams and brought in WR Sammy Watkins to give Mahomes a potent deep threat duo with Watkins and Tyreek Hill.

With their tumultuous movement so far, what do PFF Senior Analysts Steve Palazzolo and Sam Monson think of their offseason so far?

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