Cole says that Poe could end up signing a one-year deal with a team that allows him to rush the passer more next season and look to test free agency again in 2018.
Poe is one of the best available defensive tackles in this year’s market, but the position in deep enough that it’s likely driving down the salary for most of the available options.
The Chiefs have said they’re interested in retaining Poe, so I wouldn’t rule out a return to Kansas City, especially if his prices drops some.
Poe, 26, is a former first-round pick of the Chiefs back in 2012. He played out his four-year, $11,320,006 contract but the Chiefs picked up his fifth-year option last year that will cost them $6.15 million for the 2106 season.
In 2016, Poe has appeared in all 16 games for the Chiefs and recorded 27 tackles, 1.5 sacks, a forced fumble and three pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 46 interior defensive lineman out of 126 qualifying players.
We have Poe featured in our Top 100 – 2017 Free Agents list.