KC Chiefs: The Top Ten Playmakers for 2015

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Nov 2, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver

Jeremy Maclin

(18) runs as Houston Texans defensive back

Andre Hal

(29) defends during the game at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

4. Jeremy Maclin – Wide Reciever

At the beginning of this offseason, the Chiefs’ first and foremost need was a true primary receiver. Dwayne Bowe just couldn’t find success in coach Andy Reid‘s west coast offensive scheme and it was time for a change.

So what did the genius duo of Andy Reid and John Dorsey do? They sign not only a receiver about to reach his prime, but a receiver who has experience in the west coast scheme.

Of course you all know I’m talking about Jeremy Maclin.

In 2014, Maclin exploded for a career season. His catch/yardage/TD stat line was 85/1,318/10. It was the first time in Maclin’s career that he eclipsed the 1,000 receiving yard mark.

Along with that, he tied his personal best for most touchdowns in a season with 10. He reached 10 touchdowns in the 2010 season as well.

His breakaway speed and strong hands make him a huge asset for the Chiefs. Another big plus of Maclin is that once the ball is in his hands, he rarely puts it on the ground.

In fact, according to his NFL profile, Maclin has only fumbled the ball three times in 343 catches. For those math geeks like myself, that means he has a fumble rate of only 0.87%. Whoa.

With the addition of Jeremy Maclin and a draft that is deep at wide receiver, the Chiefs can do a complete 180 with their receiving corps. Maclin has the experience to assist in the development of any and all young receivers that the Chiefs have or will have in the future.

He doesn’t just help the Chiefs now, but he’ll also be helping them down the road.

Look for Maclin to provide a huge upgrade to this season’s offense.

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