Kansas City Chiefs: Franchise Tagging Branden Albert Complicates No. 1 Pick

March 6, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Kansas City Chiefs made the interesting decision to use their franchise tag on left tackle Branden Albert just ahead of Monday's 4 p.m. deadline. It has subsequently opened a can of worms, which includes a possibly unprecedented No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft and trade rumors involving Albert himself.
Just one day after the Chiefs designate Albert the franchise player, they are reportedly considering trading him already.
As reported by Pro Football Talk, Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star stated on Tuesday that KC is mulling its options, which include moving Albert to another team:
With top tackle prospects like Texas A&M's Luke Joeckel and Central Michigan's Eric Fisher near or at the top of many draft boards, it would have been easy for the Chiefs to let Albert walk and select either one of them.
That's not to say that Albert is a huge letdown at the position—far from it. But now, everything has suddenly become very complicated.

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