I agree, but I don't think they can afford to give him some real money. The Chiefs are in serious cap trouble in 2018.
Not sure how many people know that the Chiefs will have only 44 players on the roster and around 5 million in cap space (if they keep all 10 draft picks this year). They are in a real bad spot for 2018.
Now granted, they can work their way up to 64 million in space cutting guys like Alex, DJ, Hali, Maclin, Parker, Reid, Harris and Bailey. Would Dorsey do that extreme of cutting? Probably not. But, they'll have to figure out how to keep some of the pending 36 FA's.
This is Derrick Johnson's last year. I can't imagine a scenario where despite two ruptured Achilles tendons, Johnson can play up to the value of $8 million in found money. Tamba Hali won't be here either; he's already proven that he's got nothing left in the tank. Jah Reid is on the roster bubble this year. Allen Bailey's 2018 cap number could leave him vulnerable if the Chiefs hit on a defensive end this year.
The Chiefs are not in a bad spot in 2018. A lot of those contracts simply won't exist.