Outside linebacker Dee Ford is set to be a free agent this offseason, and with the Chiefs' Super Bowl-level expectations, Kansas City needs a suitable replacement on the edge. With that in mind, let's identify three impact pass rushers that could fill Ford's role perfectly and help Kansas City toward a run at Super Bowl LIV.
3. Dante Fowler Jr.
After being traded to the Rams from Jacksonville during the season, Dante Fowler Jr. played well during his time in Los Angeles, amassing four total sacks across his time with both teams. He's still just 24 years old, and could become a team staple for years to come if given the opportunity.
2. Za'Darius Smith
Za'Darius Smith is coming off of a huge breakout year in Baltimore, totaling 8.5 sacks and 45 total tackles. The 26-year-old linebacker could be the sneaky impact player to replace Ford and help provide the defensive push the Chiefs need to get over the hump (and maybe even sack Tom Brady).
1. Jadeveon Clowney
Jadeveon Clowney, despite his injury issues, would almost certainly have the grandest impact out of anyone potentially available. The former No. 1 overall selection has incredible talent, and if he can stay healthy, he could help Kansas City truly dominate on both sides of the ball. His status, however, fully depends on whether or not the Texans re-sign him or apply the franchise tag.