Offseason grade of 'B' sounds about right for Chiefs

In case you missed it, ESPN’s Mike Sando graded the offseason for each of the NFL’s 32 teams. He received some help from ESPN analysts in the process.

Sando gave a "B" to the Kansas City Chiefs. Five other teams were also awarded a "B" for their offseason maneuvers. Nine teams received a grade of "B-plus" or better and 17 received a mark of "B-minus" or worse, all the way down to a "D-minus" for the San Francisco 49ers.

So the Chiefs’ offseason moves rank somewhere in the top half of the league, according to Sando.

I believe the Chiefs forced some needs in the draft and addressed their biggest positional deficiency, wide receiver, only with veteran free agent Jeremy Maclin and third-round draft pick Chris Conley.

But the Chiefs did what they reasonably could the past few months, particularly given their salary-cap limitations. These types of rankings are usually skewed toward teams that spend a lot of money in free agency. Sure enough, the high-spending New York Jets were the only team to receive a grade as high as an "A" by Sando.

That’s why a grade of "B" for the Chiefs' offseason moves sounds about right to me.