Kansas City Chiefs: DeSean Jackson Could Reunite With Andy Reid

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Would DeSean Jackson Fit?

The Kansas City Chiefs don’t need a player just for the sake of adding a player. When people start talking about free agents in the NFL, it’s not uncommon for names to be thrown around just because they are recognizable. However, whether or not that player is actually a good match for the team is a very important factor. For DeSean Jackson, the fit is pretty obvious.

I’ve already run down the history that DeSean Jackson has with current members of the Chiefs organization. I would be legitimately surprised and amused if someone tried to argue that Jackson didn’t fit the KC offense as it was Andy Reid’s offense where he made his name.

Of course, with the veteran wide receiver being 30 years old, there is an argument to be made that he isn’t what he once was. Now, I’m not normally a “stats guy”, but it is pretty notable that DeSean Jackson has put up over 50 catches and 1000 yards in two of the last three years. He has also put up two of his higher yard per catch totals in recent seasons. All this while sharing the field with Pierre Garcon.

Not So Far-Fetched:

In fact, the only concern I would have here is in regards to health. DeSean Jackson hasn’t played a full season since 2013, though two years since have seen him play 15 games. At 30 years old, it is unrealistic to expect Jackson to be getting healthier. However, he has shown he can be healthy for most of the year.

All in all, I’m going to say that DeSean Jackson would absolutely be a fit for the Chiefs offense.