I'll agree that right now it doesn't look like the rosiest career move in terms of building a legacy. Their line is crap. Trent Green is playing like crap. Shields is going to either come back more fragile and older or retire, or in other words their interior line is going to get crappier. Parker is crap. Kennison is approaching crap. Larry Johnson hit the 400+ carry mark which historically means from then on you = crap.
You ask any Chief fan they'll tell you their offense hung them out to dry. Their D isn't world beaters, but it was good enough to make a playoff run if their O would have shown up.
Gonzo's biggest problem is their tackles suck so they have to keep him in to block all the time. Also consider he's at the age where your production as a tight end kind of falls off.
Yeah, it doesn't look like a great move for his legacy, but consider that we were able to re-load our entire offense in one offseason: Cutler, Scheffler, Mike Bell, Walker, Marshall, Kuper. All those guys are going to start and all but one are rookies, with Walker being the lone exception and he's entering his prime.
Now it would be ridiculous to suggest that the Chiefs can do the same thing simply because we did, but I'm just pointing out that it's not impossible to put enough players together make your offense decent.
The only thing I don't think they will be able to overcome is the QB situation. It's so, so hard to find a good QB and most franchises go a decade or more before they find a really good one. I don't think Huard is the answer, but who knows?