This Chiefs-Saints Trade Involving Alvin Kamara Has Real Potential

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New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara | Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

The Kansas City Chiefs are looking to repeat as Super Bowl champions this upcoming season. The team has to spend some major money on Patrick Mahomes soon, and Chris Jones is also due for a major deal.

Committing funds to one or two players will change the way the Chiefs operate. If the team holds off until 2021 to offer extensions, moves can still be made to acquire top talent this year. One player in particular is New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara.

A Chiefs trade for Kamara is not that crazy when looking at the numbers. The team has just over $3 million in cap space (per spotrac) and Kamara is on the final year of his rookie deal and set to earn just over $2 million. He is a free agent in 2021, but can join the Chiefs for one season before hitting free agency.

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A trade package that should sway the Saints would be the Chiefs offering up running back Damien Williams, offensive guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, and a third-round pick. In return the Saints would send Kamara and a fifth-rounder.

This move would see the Chiefs shed nearly $12 million in salary and get an upgrade at running back. The Saints would add Williams to a backfield featuring Latavius Murray and would get a high pick in return. Duvernay-Tardif is under contract through 2022 and started 14 games at guard last season.

The key to this move happening is the Saints not wanting to offer an extension to Kamara in his contract year. If that is the case, the team can get a nice haul in return for a player who would be leaving after the season anyway. As for the Chiefs, they may become unstoppable offensively with Kamara in the backfield.