AFC West offseasons ranked worst to best in 2023

The 2022 offseason was a massive one for the AFC West. But what about 2023?

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3. Kansas City Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs are actually up a spot from where they would have been last year as the team definitely had the worst offseason in the division in 2022. However, the team proved that when you have the best quarterback in the sport and a future Hall of Fame head coach, you don't need a huge offseason.

The difference between the Chiefs and the top two teams in this ranking really is not that large, either. Nobody in the division had a huge offseason so there shouldn't be that much to worry about for the Chiefs. That is especially true considering they are still the best team in the league arguably.

The biggest moves that Kansas City made was on the offensive line. The Chiefs parted ways with Orlando Brown and signed Jawaan Taylor to a four-year, $80 million contract. That is a lot of money to pay a right tackle and if they move him to left tackle there are some concerns with his run blocking. That being said, the Chiefs were still able to replace a big name with another serviceable option.

Andrew Wylie also left in free agency and the Chiefs signed formed Buccaneers tackle Donovan Smith to fill that gap. If all goes as planned it will be like nothing changed for the Chiefs but there is a world in which they are worse.

The team lost Juju Smith-Schuster and Mecole Hardman on offense and is hoping that the internal development of the young receivers can replace them. Juan Thornhill and Frank Clark are also on new teams and that isn't nothing.

KC's draft class does not look like it is going to be all that special but then again, very few teams in the league have drafted as well as the Chiefs have in recent years.