Opinion

Michael Bennett wants to play in 2020. Could the Chiefs be a fit?

Michael Bennett is an established NFL veteran whose leadership and experience could improve any defensive unit in the NFL.

Bennett has indicated that he hopes to return for a 12th NFL season, after splitting time between the Patriots and Cowboys in 2019. He has racked up 69.5 sacks in his career, including 6.5 in 2019.

That being said, Kansas City does not seem like a likely destination for the three-time pro-bowler.

The Chiefs currently sit over the cap, and already have a deep rotation on the defensive line. Key contributors Chris Jones, Frank Clark, and Mike Pennel return, and youngsters such as Breeland Speaks, Tanoh Kpassagnon, and Khalen Saunders provide depth.

If the Chiefs do free up cap space, it would be wise for them to spend it on more depleted-areas of the roster, such as CB, LB, and OL.

34-year-old Bennett is likely to find a home for 2020, but it would be surprising to see him in the red and gold.

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