5 things to know about the Emmanuel Ogbah trade

Emmanuel Ogbah is now a member of the Chiefs. [Source: Erik Drost/Wikimedia Commons]
Emmanuel Ogbah is now a member of the Chiefs. [Source: Erik Drost/Wikimedia Commons]

The Cleveland Browns and the Kansas City Chiefs struck a deal on Monday afternoon.

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1

He never lived up to the hype

While Ogbah didn't have a terrible career in Cleveland, he didn't really look like the draft pick the Cleveland Browns were hoping he would be. In three seasons with the Browns, he recorded 12.5 sacks. That's the kind of number you hope to see in one season when you're talking about one of the top edge rushers in the draft class.

2

He gives the Chiefs a new player, and some cap space

Apparently, the way his contract was structured compared to Eric Murray, who was the player the Chiefs sent to Cleveland, the team gets to save a little cash.

3

He fits the new defense

This might be the single biggest piece of news about the trade. If there was one thing the Chiefs lacked last year, it was defensive push on a consistent basis. They are hoping a revamped defense will get them to the Super Bowl. Ogbah matches what KC wants to do in 2019 on 'D.'

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