The KC Chiefs need a backup tight end in 2021 and beyond. Could they address this in free agency?
Obviously, the Kansas City Chiefs are beyond fortunate to have Travis Kelce as their tight end. He’s the best in the league at his position and has continued to play at a high level. The problem, however, is that the depth behind Kelce is lackluster with each of the three backups totaling 99 yards combined last season.
It’s time for the Chiefs to bring in a backup tight end and there are some decent names in free agency to look at.
Tight Ends for KC Chiefs to Target in Free Agency: Jacob Hollister
The Chiefs have brought in tight ends who have looked decent but then done nothing in Kansas City (looking at you, Ricky Seals-Jones), but Jacob Hollister has put up at least 200 yards receiving the past two years and found the end zone three times each year. He’s not a rockstar, but he’d be a much better backup option than what the Chiefs have had in recent years.
Hollister’s best season came in 2019 when he had 41 receptions for 349 yards and three touchdowns with the Seahawks. He also had three touchdowns in 2020 but had just 25 receptions for 209 yards.
The Seahawks tight end is 27 years old and has shown promise as a backup option. The Chiefs should take a chance on him and see if he can be the dependable backup tight end they’ve been searching for.