Kansas City Chiefs: Taking a look at the Chiefs offense for 2018

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Returning: Tyreek Hill, Demarcus Robinson, De’Anthony Thomas, Chris Conley, Jehu Chesson, Marcus Kemp, Gehrig Dieter

Out: Albert Wilson

In: Sammy Watkins, Byron Pringle

The Chiefs took a chance when they drafted Tyreek Hill in 2016 and they’ve been rewarded with a top-flight wideout and a model citizen. Hill combines elite speed with an uncanny ability to adjust to balls on the fly and haul in tough catches. Look for his numbers to continue to rise as he now has a quarterback who’ll be looking to throw the ball downfield regularly.

The Chiefs ponied up $48 million over three years to sign free agent Sammy Watkins from the Rams. Even though he caught only 39 balls last year, he still hauled in eight touchdown passes and averaged 13.5 yards per catch. Watkins should stretch the field and hopefully allow Hill to see more single coverage.

This looks to be one of the most competitive positions this summer. Watkins and Hill are safe, but everyone else will be competing for a job.

Thomas and Conley haven’t lived up to expectations and this could be the year when their clock runs out. Dieter looks primed to take over Wilson’s role, and Pringle’s return ability may win him a spot.