What’s Next for KC Chiefs at Wide Receiver
Wide receiver was a position that everyone expected to see changes at following the season. This led to many expecting the Chiefs to draft a first-round receiver this offseason. Now, due to the offensive line struggles, that is clearly off the board and the wide receiver room is still left needing improvements without the expectation of drafting a first-round receiver.
So what big changes are we talking about? Sammy Watkins and Demarcus Robinson are both free agents. Neither of the two proved they are worth bringing back and the Chiefs should either let them both walk or at most re-sign one of the two to a minimum salary.
Byron Pringle is also set to be a free agent, but he, on the other hand, absolutely proved that he deserves to be back. He is one of the best special team players on the roster and in limited offensive action showed that he should have what it takes to at least replace Robinson.
Returning for the Chiefs, at most, will likely be Tyreek Hill and Mecole Hardman for sure, hopefully, Pringle, maybe one of Robinson or Watkins with Chad Williams and Antonio Callaway also likely competing for one spot.
The Chiefs could roll with this five-man unit but, without a great option opposite of Hill and likely losing Watkins, the Chiefs probably need to grab one or two contributors from the draft and/or free agency.