Kansas City Chiefs left tackle Branden Albert signed his franchise tender earlier this week and now the team is looking to trade him in exchange for a number of draft picks. According to reports, the Chiefs are looking to get a second-round pick for Albert, along with an additional pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter:
Chiefs are seeking a second-round pick in this year’s draft as well as another pick in 2014 in a trade for franchise OT Branden Albert.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 22, 2013
If the Chiefs could get that haul in return for Albert, it would put an exclamation point on their already impressive offseason. Not only would the Chiefs get the pick that they used to acquire Alex Smith from the San Francisco 49ers back, they will be able to use the first overall pick on Texas A&M’s Luke Joeckel or Eric Fisher of Central Michigan.
After using the first pick to replace Albert with a younger, cheaper version, they will be able to continue add talent with a premium second-round pick.
If Andy Reid and John Dorsey are able to pull off a trade, Chiefs fans have to be thrilled. Their team is already heading in the right direction and this trade could push them over the hump.