Kansas City Chiefs: Gehrig Dieter making a push for the 53 man roster

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Gehrig Dieter - (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Gehrig Dieter - (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /

Gehrig Dieter is making the most of his time with the Kansas City Chiefs. In his second season in the NFL, he is poised to make the final roster.

Last season must have been a long one for Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Gehrig Dieter. After signing as an undrafted free agent, he spent the entirety of the 2017 season on the practice squad. Seeing one player after another being let go or brought up week after week, wondering when his chance was going to come.

Now in his second season, Dieter knows it’s his time to shine. What better place than here, what better time than now? His good friend Patrick Mahomes will be the man behind center for the Kansas City Chiefs in one of the most anticipated seasons in my lifetime. The two must have a connection on the football field as big as the one off of it, right? There’s a pretty good chance.

Yes, I’ve mentioned G’s name quite often in various articles over the last year and a half, only because I believe in his story, and his talent. By the way, G is what those close to him call him by, and yes I’m completely abusing it.

On the second day of the Chiefs rookie minicamp, Dieter stole the spotlight. His ability to get open and virtually catch anything coming his way could not go unnoticed. He’s off to a very good start in achieving his ultimate goal.

Gehrig has a good shot at making the squad this season. His connection with the quarterback helps, but his talent and his football smarts should elevate him to playing on Sundays.

He does have competition so this won’t be a cakewalk by any means. Marcus Kemp, Jehu Chesson and DeAnthony Thomas are all fighting for that likely fifth receiver spot as well. Special teams might be the avenue that sets him apart from the others. He has return ability with both the punt and kick game, and he’s been known to make a fairly solid tackle as well.

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In the passing game, there just aren’t a whole lot of negatives to throw his way. He has decent speed, can run routes well and again, doesn’t drop many passes, ever.