KC Chiefs could replace Watkins with…
Now, this is a deal that could be fun for the Chiefs, as Chris Conley reunites with the team that drafted him. We’ve seen how well he and Mahomes can play together, like in Mahomes’ first game. Conley would already know a good amount of the Andy Reid playbook and has been a dependable receiver in Jacksonville.
Another thing Conley would bring to the table is his leadership in the locker room, which could help develop some of the younger players. His deal is expected to be in the range of five-to-seven million dollars for a year or two, so he is cheaper than Watkins unless Watkins wants to come back for cheaper. Conley would immediately replace Watkins and be the dependable slot man who gets open.
After a successful stint with the 49ers, Kendrick Bourne is set to be a popular free agent as he is young and cheaper than some other receivers. Bourne is a very good receiver with a good skill set at his disposal, but as his snaps increased so did his drops. This is one of the factors to why he will be cheaper on the market, but the Chiefs should take a shot at signing him.
Bourne is projected to make around six million in free agency and that is very affordable for the Chiefs even if Bourne wants a multi-year deal. Bourne, like Corey Davis, would very easily replace Watkins spot and production in the offense and the KC Chiefs would be suckers to not try to get him or at least one of these receivers.