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KC Chiefs: Way too early list of tight ends to target in 2021 free agency

PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 14: James O'Shaughnessy #80 of the Jacksonville Jaguars runs with the ball after a reception against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first half of the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Heinz Field on January 14, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 14: James O'Shaughnessy #80 of the Jacksonville Jaguars runs with the ball after a reception against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first half of the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Heinz Field on January 14, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /
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KC Chiefs: Way too early list of tight ends to target in 2021 free agency
Jeremy Sprinkle #87 of the Washington Redskins (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images) /

Tight Ends for KC Chiefs to Target in Free Agency: Jeremy Sprinkle

This is the riskiest one listed here and that’s because Jeremy Sprinkle didn’t do much in 2020, catching just one pass for six yards. His 2019 numbers were pretty good for a backup, however, as he hauled in 26 receptions for 241 yards and a touchdown that year.

Sprinkle is just 26 years old (he turns 27 in August) and while he’s not a big name, he could be a really solid backup option behind Kelce. The 2019 numbers showed that he’s capable of getting open and even finding the end zone.

Again, as I mentioned above, signing Sprinkle would be a bigger risk than the other tight ends listed because he’s really only had one decent season through four years. That might not be enough to bring him in, but at the same time, he’d be a cheap and young option. Maybe Andy Reid can get production out of the former Arkansas tight end.

The Kansas City Chiefs need a backup tight end to help out Travis Kelce and any of these options could make sense. Would you want to see the team sign any of these players?