If anyone wondered how much power former Kansas City Chiefs GM Scott Pioli would have with his new role in Atlanta, wonder no more. He’s now gotten Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff to sign two Chiefs free agents.
Pioli and the Falcons had already come to an agreement with guard Jon Asamoah when they added former No. 3 overall pick Tyson Jackson. The defensive end was Pioli’s first pick in Kansas City and widely criticized for being a reach that high in the first round.
Now he may be criticized again for reaching again. The preliminary numbers for Jackson’s deal with the Falcons are $25 million over five years.
Once he got his feet underneath him, Jackson showed he a solid 3-4 end. He played in 74 games during his five years in Kansas City, starting nine of the Chiefs 15 games last season. The former LSU Tiger finishes his Chiefs career with 201 tackles, nine sacks and 10 passes defensed.
Jackson just provides Kansas City GM John Dorsey with one more hole to fill in free agency and the draft.