Pro Football Network recently named defensive tackle as the biggest remaining offseason need for the Kansas City Chiefs.

And to address that need, PFN suggested that Kansas City sign free agent defensive tackle Eddie Goldman.

From PFN:

One year after overhauling their offensive line, the Chiefs used the 2022 offseason to reset their wide receiver and secondary depth charts. With those spots taken care of, the only area that could use additional depth in Kansas City is the interior defensive line.

The Chiefs lost 713 defensive snaps when Jarran Reed signed with the Packers in March. They could turn to younger players Tershawn Wharton and Khalen Saunders, but a win-now team like Kansas City needs to gain every edge it can. At 6’4″, 320 pounds, Goldman could clog lanes for the Chiefs, allowing Chris Jones to shoot gaps and get to the quarterback.

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Nov 24, 2019; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears nose tackle Eddie Goldman (91) stands on the sidelines in the second half against the New York Giants at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Kena Krutsinger-USA TODAY Sports

There’s no doubt that Kansas City needs to improve their pass rush. The Chiefs were near the bottom of the league in sacks last season and they didn’t do much this offseason to improve in that area (drafting Purdue edge rusher George Karlaftis in the first round was essentially their only move).

At this point in the offseason, there aren’t a lot of “sure things” left in free agency. Signing Goldman, however, would be a creative way to improve the pass rush by opening up lanes for the Chiefs’ key pass rushers.

Goldman is a former Florida State standout who spent the first seven seasons of his career with the Chicago Bears. The Washington D.C. native had a bit of a down year in 2021, totaling only a half sack and 22 tackles in 14 games. He’s still a quality player, though, who can take up a lot of space on the defensive line, allowing players like Frank Clark and Chris Jones to get after the quarterback.

The Chiefs definitely need to make an addition to their defensive line and Goldman is a player that would make schematic sense as well as economic sense.

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