I wanted the Redskins to target Jaye Howard, would have been a great fit on our DL. KC got him on a great deal considering he rotates through all DL positions and is a good contributor for them.

The Kansas City Chiefs are keeping one of the most important parts of their defense in town for the next couple years. Defensive lineman Jaye Howard -- who split his time at defensive tackle as Dontari Poe's backup and rotating in at end -- was re-signed to a two-year, $12 million contract that contains $8.3 million in guarantees, per reports from NFL Network.

Howard is coming off by far the best season of his career. He played a career-high 68.5 percent of defensive snaps, up from 41.3 percent in 2014, per Pro Football Focus. Prior to that, he'd played just 75 snaps total across two seasons.

By the end of the 2015 campaign, he had totaled 57 tackles, 5 sacks, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries. Per Pro Football Reference, he ranked 26th among all defensive linemen in Approximate Value, which is pretty incredible considering how relatively little he was on the field compared to the guys ahead of him on the list.

He was the No. 14 overall player and No. 3 defensive tackle on Pete Prisco's top 50 free agents list this offseason. His $6 million average annual value ranks 11th among defensive tackles, per Spotrac. That ranking does not including the tackles that signed on Day 1 of free agency, so he will probably check in closer to 15th when those figures are entered in.

Considering how important it is to the Chiefs to remain dominant on defense (because their offensive isn't explosive enough to simply outscore teams), it is not at all surprising that they'd want to retain one of the most consistent contributors to that unit. On a bang-for-buck, production-for-dollars basis, this is a pretty sweet deal for the Chiefs when you look at the kind of contracts that were handed out on Day 1 of free agency.