Kansas City Chiefs: DeSean Jackson Could Reunite With Andy Reid

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Is There Another Option?

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Of course, the Kansas City Chiefs could always look elsewhere to improve the passing game. There is no reason why the Chiefs would have to sell out on DeSean Jackson. So what else is out there?

Alshon Jeffery – Somehow the Chicago Bears couldn’t make things work with Alshon Jeffery, and now he’s likely gone. That is a pretty big failing on the part of the Bears, but it will play well for someone else. Jeffery brings elite level talent to whatever offense he’s playing in. However, that will include an elite level price tag.

Michael Floyd – Some team is going to get a pretty good deal on Michael Floyd this offseason due to his pending suspension. Would the Chiefs be willing to take the four-game suspension for the potential he brings? There would also be a question about how Floyd fits the offense. A one-year deal is very likely here.

Pierre Garcon – The Redskins have yet to talk to any of their pending free agent receivers, and that could play well for the Chiefs. Garcon would have a higher price tag than DeSean Jackson, but also should have more in the tank. He’s likely out of Kansas City’s price range though.

Other Alternatives

Chris Conley – It is always an option to stick with what you’ve got. Personally, I saw a lot of issues with Chris Conley that give me pause. However, the Chiefs may not see it the same way I do. At the very least, the team may be willing to give him one more shot. I’d like to see a more reliable option here though.

New Quarterback – Oh yes, the big topic in Chiefs Kingdom this offseason. Kansas City could absolutely decide to go after a new quarterback. However, I wouldn’t get my hopes up there as the Chiefs seem ready to stick with Alex Smith for another year.

Ultimately, I think the Chiefs will decide to stick with Chris Conley. That doesn’t mean I agree with the decision though. Conley’s production does not outweigh the holes I see in his game. I think the Chiefs need to add more to the mix. However, we have seen Kansas City trend towards the Packers way of doing things, which means fewer free agents.

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The Kansas City Chiefs should continue to be a top tier team in the NFL, and have a legit shot at being Super Bowl contenders in 2017. However, there are still some shortfalls on this roster that need to be addressed. It will be interesting to see how John Dorsey and Andy Reid choose to approach those issues.