A few days ago, former Missouri Tiger Dorial Green-Beckham was shipped from Tennessee to Philadelphia. Should the KC Chiefs have made an effort to bring him to Kansas City?
Dorial Green-Beckham isn’t a well-known name in the NFL. He’s known around the Kansas City area due to growing up in Springfield and attending the University of Missouri for a few years.
Green-Beckham experienced some controversy while at MU. He was eventually kicked off the team and transferred to Oklahoma, where he didn’t play a single snap.
Despite not playing for the Sooners, Dorial Green-Beckham went high in the 2015 NFL Draft. The Titans took him in the second round, and it was a move that showed Tennessee was all about building up their offense.
Instead, after only one season, Green-Beckham was sent to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for Dennis Kelly, a backup offensive lineman. The cost seemed pretty low for a wide receiver as talented as Dorial Green-Beckham, but this move shows that the Titans weren’t impressed with DGB off the field.
Now I’m not a Missouri fan, so I didn’t watch a whole lot of DGB during his days there. I did watch him play a few times last season with Tennessee and he seemed to have all of the potential in the world. Clearly, the guy just has no motivation to go and work hard for his team. The Titans apparently thought the same thing (see tweet above) and decided he could be somebody else’s problem.
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With the Titans buying so low, it’s a good thing that the Kansas City Chiefs didn’t go for the former Tiger. Yes, his stats from last season would have been good for third best on the offense (behind Jeremy Maclin and Travis Kelce), but the kid has proven that he’s not about the team.
A lot of people would be thrilled with the KC Chiefs trading someone like Zach Fulton or Jah Reid (or any of the backup linemen) for a huge target like Green-Beckham, but are his off the field issues worth it? I’m not sure that they are.
Hopefully, Dorial Green-Beckham can get it together and become the talented receiver that he can be. He’s got the size and the speed to be a legit number one receiver and the fact that the Titans passed on that and now have Rishard Matthews as their number one receiver (who?) shows that DGB might not be cut out for this whole NFL shindig.
What do you think, Chiefs fans? Would you have wanted Dorial Green-Beckham in a Chiefs uniform this season or do you think not adding him was a smart move?