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Why NFL free agents rarely take pay cuts

Chiefs Kingdom is an appealing place to be, even more so now given the current situation. The Kansas City Chiefs offense is set up for success for years to come, and the Chiefs defense might be in an even better situation. It’s a tempting proposition for a veteran free agent to take a discount for a year or two to come play for Chiefs coach Andy Reid and with Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes II.

I wrote earlier this week why these factors could push the Chiefs to the top of the play-for-a-discount-and-win pyramid.