The Kansas City Chiefs are not expected to be very active in Free Agency this offseason. However, wide receiver DeSean Jackson could be a very real option.
There is some very real frustration among Kansas City Chiefs fans when it comes to the team’s passing game. A lot of the anger gets taken out on quarterback Alex Smith. However, the rest of the players in the passing game have played their own parts in this failure. While the Chiefs are not expected to be active in Free Agency, adding DeSean Jackson may not be too far-fetched an idea.
Of course the connection between DeSean Jackson and Kansas City are pretty obvious. The dynamic wide receiver made his name under Andy Reid during their time together with the Eagles. Jackson worked as the lead half of a very dangerous tandem that included current Chiefs receiver Jeremy Maclin. Jackson also spent a year playing with new KC Wide Receivers Coach Greg Lewis.
Under Andy Reid, DeSean Jackson was known as one of the most dangerous and dynamic wide receivers in the NFL. Two of Jackson’s three Pro Bowl seasons, including his only All Pro year, came under Reid with the Eagles. Both of those seasons saw Jackson paired up with Jeremy Maclin on the outside. It was an impressive dynamic between the two.
So the recruiting pitch here is pretty obvious. However, there is a lot more to whether or not a player should be signed in Free Agency. A free agent’s value is determined in how he fits the offense, the need for his talents, and how much he will cost. So what would DeSean Jackson’s value to the Chiefs actually be?