A series of big developments this weekend put the Kansas City Chiefs in prime position to execute a trade for running back Knile Davis. Here is a list of the top options for the Chiefs.
The Kansas City Chiefs are expected to get star running back Jamaal Charles back on the field this week. Charles has been making slow, but steady, progress in his rehab and is now expected to be ready to get on the field. With Charles back, the Chiefs backfield is crowded with talent due to the presence of Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware. This means that Knile Davis is likely to go back on the trade block soon.
Knile Davis has flashed talent at times during his career, and has a number of impressive performances. However, he has never been able to consistently perform at a high level for KC. Davis has a couple of 100 yard performances to his credit, but his real value is as a kick returner. A solid backup with big play ability can certainly find some value on the trade block.
During the offseason, there was a lot of talk surrounding the future of the Chiefs 2013 3rd round pick. Kansas City surprised many people by being able to re-sign both West and Ware after their solid 2015 performances. KC also drafted an explosive return man in Tyreek Hill. So it came as no surprise that there were rumors circulating about the Chiefs and Dolphins talking trade in regards to Knile Davis, though obviously nothing materialized.
Many fans have even been frustrated that the Chiefs still have Davis on the roster. Kansas City has moved on from several players this season, including two draft picks. With Knile Davis providing very little help on offense, and now seemingly being replaced as a kick returner, why is he still here?
The truth is that the Chiefs tend to not let players go without getting something in return. With Davis in the last year of his contract, the Chiefs see no reason to just release him. General Manager John Dorsey will seek to either trade Davis, or let his contract expire this offseason so that the running back counts towards compensatory picks in 2018.
The Chiefs will likely begin to field offers this week, though there is no hurry for them to make a move right now. Fans should not expect any kind of a huge return for Knile Davis in a trade. Most teams are unlikely to give up much more than a 5th round pick. Here are the Chiefs top five options for making a move.