The KC Chiefs are now in offseason mode. Who could they look to bring in at wide receiver for 2021?
By now, fans probably are well-aware that the Kansas City Chiefs have three wide receivers hitting free agency. Two of those receivers — Sammy Watkins and Demarcus Robinson — probably aren’t coming back, especially after underwhelming campaigns in 2020. Byron Pringle is someone the Chiefs could hopefully bring back, but it’s not a move that has to be made.
That being said, the Chiefs do need a WR2/3 behind Tyreek Hill and maybe Mecole Hardman (if the player they sign is good enough to pass Hardman). The wide receiver free agent class is intriguing because there is a fair share of good names and with the Chiefs having the best receiver in the league, that should help them out when trying to bring in a wide receiver or two.
Here are some names they look consider signing.
Wide Receivers for KC Chiefs to Target in Free Agency: Keelan Cole
Remember, these aren’t necessarily the biggest names in free agency, but ones who would make sense in Kansas City. Keelan Cole, an undrafted product out of Kentucky Wesleyan, had a strong season for the 1-15 Jaguars last year.
He finished the season with 55 receptions for 642 yards and five touchdowns, which are good numbers for a WR3. This was also impressive considering Cole was catching passes from Gardner Minshew and Mike Glennon in Jacksonville this past year, so just imagine what kind of production we could see from him if he had Patrick Mahomes throwing to him.
Cole isn’t a super well-known name, but for what the Chiefs would use him for, he could make a lot of sense in Kansas City. He also would hopefully come on the cheaper side too, which definitely helps.