6. Kansas City Chiefs
Doing business with the Chiefs, or watching them do business, is today’s version of what doing business with the Patriots was years ago. The other 31 teams go “what am I missing?” when they make transactions, and you may be inviting yourself to be fleeced by Brett Veach by entering into trade talks with him.
But the Chiefs theoretically have an opening in their running back rotation. Jerick McKinnon is a free agent, and Clyde Edwards-Helaire could be traded for a metaphorical bag of footballs after the team inevitably declines his fifth-year option.
Swift went three picks after Edwards-Helaire in the 2020 draft, and there was a case then (as there may still be, even now) that the Chiefs should have drafted him instead. They could give Swift the change of scenery he’s headed for anyway, and may need, while giving the Lions a Day 2 or early Day 3 pick to get him.
5. Cincinnati Bengals
The Bengals may be headed for a full backfield reset this offseason. Joe Mixon is being prominently mentioned as a potential or likely cap casualty, with general manager Duke Tobin seemingly saying it all this week at the NFL Combine to evade having to give a concrete answer, and Samaje Perine is a free agent.
With big contracts coming for some key offensive players (Joe Burrow, JaMarr Chase, Tee Higgins?), the Bengals need to get younger and cheaper at running back. They could draft someone, and adding someone like Swift entering the final year of his rookie contract makes somes sense too.