The Kansas City Chiefs quickly took care of an important item on the offseason to-do list this week.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Chiefs signed first-round draft pick George Karlaftis (No. 30 overall selection) to a four-year deal on Friday.

The deal is fully guaranteed, according to Schefter.

Getting a first-round pick under contract is always a relief for an NFL front office. It’s not as difficult as it used to be, but it can still be a stressful situation until that player is officially signed.

As for Karlaftis, he has the chance to be a key player for the Chiefs as soon as this season.

Kansas City’s pass rush needed to be upgraded this offseason. The Chiefs didn’t do a lot to address the position in free agency, which likely means they’re expecting Karlaftis to contribute as a rookie in 2022.

Karlaftis is unique as an edge rusher. Not only does he have a quick first step and can get after the quarterback, but he’s also really good against the run. The former Purdue standout could instantly be a three-down player for the Chiefs.

What’s also exciting for Kansas City is Karlaftis’ upside. Karlaftis didn’t play football until he was a teenager, so he’s really just scratching the surface of his potential.

The Chiefs are hoping they found something special in the pass rusher with Greek roots. If Karlaftis can make an impact as a rookie, it could be the missing piece that gets KC back to the Super Bowl.

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