Kansas City Chiefs Free Agent Targets – Corey Davis, WR
What Corey Davis is able to get in free agency and where he goes will be interesting to watch. Despite being a top-five pick in 2017 (there are a lot of 2017 draft picks listed here), Davis has not lived up to being drafted that high. Yet in 2020, he had his career year in many ways, including receiving yards, yards per catch, and touchdowns.
As the late Terez Paylor would often say, the contract year is often undefeated.
Davis is the ideal physical, tough playmaking receiver that could help replace Sammy Watkins in the offense. Capable of moving the chains and getting open, the Chiefs need someone to fill the role. However, the question that matters greatly in discussing Davis and the Chiefs, what will the cost be? It’s hard to imagine a scenario of the Chiefs getting in a bidding war for what would amount to a third receiving target.
Davis certainly fits the bill of what Brett Veach likes to look for in a free agent. Young player, former first-round, opportunity to play with Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid and see if that sparks something in their career.
At the right price, could the former Western Michigan product help fulfill their need for a second receiver? Spotrac projects his market value at $9.8 million per season.