John Brown is a free agent and the KC Chiefs would be fools not to try and bring him to Kansas City.
Free agency hasn’t quite started yet, but players are getting released in order for their teams to get under the salary cap. John Brown was one of those players and the Kansas City Chiefs should make an attempt to bring him in.
First off, Brown went to school at Pittsburg State, which is roughly two hours from Kansas City. He dazzled during his time in Pittsburg and has had a really good NFL career despite coming from a Division II school.
Second, the Chiefs need a wide receiver to complement Tyreek Hill. They have a few in-house options, such as Mecole Hardman and Byron Pringle, but Hardman has struggled to be consistently good and Pringle hasn’t had many opportunities to prove himself.
Brown has spent seven seasons in the NFL and has played for three different teams. He started with the Cardinals and had one of his best seasons there, grabbing 101 receptions for 1,003 yards and seven touchdowns in just his second year in the league. He definitely put himself on the map with his numbers that season.
Brown would not go over the 1,000-yard mark again until 2019, which was his first year in Buffalo. That season saw the former Pitt State product haul in 72 receptions for 1,060 yards and six touchdowns. He was injured throughout the 2020 season and the Bills clearly felt he was expendable, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t worth bringing in.
John Brown would be a tremendous addition to the KC Chiefs’ wide receiving corps.
As I mentioned above, the Chiefs need a WR2 and Brown could be that. The big question with him is if he’s healthy or not because the Chiefs already dealt with an oft-injured wide receiver in Sammy Watkins and don’t need to go through that again.
Brown also might not come cheap with the numbers he’s put up over the years. Even in just nine games last year, he still had 458 yards and three touchdowns with the red-hot Bills. The production is there with Brown and maybe having his alma mater just a few hours away from Arrowhead and, of course, the chance to win a Super Bowl could entice Brown to sign with the Chiefs.
This would be an excellent move if the Chiefs could pull it off, but John Brown is probably going to sign for more money than Kansas City has to offer.