Kansas City Chiefs: Receiving Corps Get No Respect

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Albert Wilson. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Albert Wilson. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports /

The Kansas City Chiefs haven’t been known as a team with a great receiving corps over the years, but they’re improving in the area. Too bad no one else seems to think so.

The KC Chiefs had one of the biggest signings in a long time last season when they brought in Jeremy Maclin from Philadelphia. Maclin went on to have a monster year in 2015, but the rest of the wide receivers were mediocre at best.

This year, however, that should change. Chris Conley is no longer a rookie and Albert Wilson has been making some nice plays in training camp. The team also signed former Raider Rod Streater, who can hopefully return to his 2013 form where he caught 60 passes for 888 yards and four touchdowns.

Unfortunately, Pro Football Focus doesn’t believe in the Chiefs’ receiving corps heading into 2016, as they recently ranked them as the fourth worst in the entire league.

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"Kansas City is another team that can make the case for having its best receiver at the tight end position, with Travis Kelce also tied for the league-lead in missed tackles forced last season. At wide receiver, Maclin’s first season in Kansas City was a success. Chris Conley is someone they will be hoping can improve and make a big impact in year two."

Pro Football Focus touched on Maclin, Conley, and Travis Kelce, who is one of the best tight ends in the league.

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I was pretty surprised that the Kansas City Chiefs were ranked this low honestly. I get that the team doesn’t have as many playmakers as say… the Arizona Cardinals… but they have two outstanding weapons on the offense in Maclin and Kelce. That’s more than most teams can say.

I find it ridiculous that the Patriots are ranked first on the list. Sure, they have Rob Gronkowski, but who is their number one wide receiver? Exactly.

Perhaps the Chiefs were put as low as they are due to the fact that if Maclin or Kelce go down, they’re basically screwed. We saw that last year, as Maclin barely played in the game against New England, and the offense didn’t do much as a result. I don’t see that being the case this season, as the Chiefs should have other decent options to step in if need be.

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I’m not saying that the KC Chiefs have a top ten receiving unit, but they don’t deserve to be ranked fourth to last. They have a much better situation than the Bills, Dolphins, and Titans (all ranked ahead of them) and it still bugs me that the Patriots are ranked as the best.

Oh well. I guess the team will just have to go out there and prove everybody wrong, once again.