Former Chargers LB Kyle Emanuel retired after becoming a free agent in 2018. Injuries played a large part in his decision at that time. He was only 27.
Now, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Emanuel is not only healed from those injuries, but he is also wanting to return to the NFL.
In four seasons with the Chargers, Emanuel started 32 games recording 147 combined tackles, four sacks, one interception, and one forced fumble. He can currently sign with any team immediately and will likely draw a lot of interest.
Should the Chiefs be interested? Of course they should.
Damien Wilson had a strong season for the Chiefs, but the team has not decided whether or not they will use the club option to keep him on the roster. Anthony Hitchens and Darron Lee are subpar performers, with Lee being a free agent. The team is stuck with Hitchens, but he could definitely benefit from the competition of a young LB. That could be Kyle Emanuel. If anything, Emanuel could be a rotational piece and provide depth in case of an injury.