It’s been a few days since the KC Chiefs agreed to a deal with tight end Ricky Seals-Jones, but this is a very good move by the Chiefs.
The Kansas City Chiefs didn’t have depth behind Travis Kelce at the tight end position, but now they do, as they agreed to terms with Ricky Seals-Jones. I really like this move by Kansas City, who needed to add a solid TE2 behind Kelce and now don’t have to use the 2020 NFL Draft to do so. Instead, they can address other needs.
Seals-Jones hasn’t exactly put up mind blowing stats during his three years in the league, but he’s only 25 years old and wouldn’t be asked to be a star for the Chiefs. Rather, he’d be the second option behind Kelce.
Seals-Jones spent two years with the Cardinals and played for the Browns for a year before coming to Kansas City. The most yards Seals-Jones has had was in 2018 when he hauled in 34 receptions for 343 yards while his career high in touchdowns was this past season with Cleveland where he found the end zone four times.
It’s been a few years since the Chiefs had a solid TE2, but Seals-Jones gives them the opportunity to have just that in 2020. He was on my list of potential tight ends to bring in with my main point being how Seals-Jones hasn’t had a great quarterback during any of his three seasons in the league; He’d have that in Kansas City.
Brett Veach has done a nice job in free agency this year even with it being a fairly quiet one. He hasn’t necessarily made any big time signings, but he’s done a good job addressing positions that needed depth and therefore taking that position off of the list of needing upgrades come draft time.
With Ricky Seals-Jones now donning Chiefs red for the 2020 season, tight end is no longer a position of need in the 2020 NFL Draft. That’s a good thing too, as this wasn’t a strong tight end draft class.
The Chiefs don’t need a star tight end behind Travis Kelce, but having someone serviceable in case (knock on wood please) Kelce is out for an extended period of time could be a season saver. Seals-Jones has yet to have a game where he went for over 100 yards receiving, but he’s had two games in which he’s found the end zone more than once, so perhaps he could become a prime red zone target for Patrick Mahomes.
Excellent signing by Brett Veach and the Kansas City Chiefs.