Sometimes, fans just want a big name addition rather than someone who actually fills a hole. We're all guilty of it but the snap back to reality is always necessary.
The Chiefs are one team which may be interested in one of the biggest stars in free agency
Kansas City has no reason to pursue a player like Earl Thomas.
The #Chiefs are in need of some safety help, whether that be through the draft or free agency? How many of our Top 10 Free Agent Safeties would you like to see play in Arrowhead?#ChiefsKingdom https://t.co/o5RtBuYhvw— PFF KC Chiefs (@PFF_Chiefs) February 8, 2019
Just because they went after him during the season
All you have to do is look at the money to realize why this isn't a good fit. Kansas City will have about $45 million in cap space according to Chiefs Wire but they have too many mouths to feed in house. Jeff Allen, Allen Bailey, Dee Ford, Chris Conley and others are all in the need for new contracts. They're not going to have the money to pay Thomas the massive deal he's looking for.
Plus, the safety position is already filled up. Eric Berry and Daniel Sorensen are both under contract and will lock down the safety spots when they're both healthy. Sure, KC needs secondary help. But signing Thomas just adds more depth in a position where there's already a healthy surplus.
Brett Veach said feels Eric Berry left the season "on a good note" after playing in the AFC Championship Game.— Nate Taylor (@ByNateTaylor) February 7, 2019
You're really going to want to add a third safety who has missed 19 regular season games since 2015?
This isn't Madden. Thomas simply isn't the right fit for the Chiefs.