KC Chiefs: Four backups who could make a statement in Week 17

Byron Pringle #13 of the Kansas City Chiefs (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Who is going to step up and prove themselves in the KC Chiefs’ game vs LA?

It started with Patrick Mahomes and now Tyreek Hill, Sammy Watkins, and Clyde Edwards-Helaire have also officially been ruled out for the Kansas City Chiefs‘ regular-season finale against the Chargers. There are still likely more players who will sit out this week to be announced and probably even more on snap counts.

This opens up the door for Kansas City backups to get their shot. They didn’t have an opportunity to show what they could do in the preseason, so this is the first true shot some of these guys might have.

Let’s look at four guys who could make the best of this opportunity and have a statement game.

KC Chiefs Backups Who Could Make a Statement – No. 4: Byron Pringle

It’s no secret that the Chiefs could be in for some changes in the wide receiver room next season. This could be a good chance for Byron Pringle to show that there’s no need to panic and that he is ready to take on a bigger role next season.

We have already watched Pringle make impactful special teams plays and a crucial third-down catch here and there but haven’t really got to see him in a role where he is expected to produce in a feature part of the offense. This could be his week similar to Albert Wilson’s at the end of the 2017 season where he went off against the Broncos.

With the Chiefs down their top two wideouts that leaves them with just Pringle, Mecole Hardman, Demarcus Robinson, and probably Gehrig Dieter as the primary targets for Chad Henne. Out of that group, Hardman might be the most exciting and Robinson the most experienced, but don’t be surprised at all of Pringle comes away from this game looking like the most solid and sound wide receiver of this group.