3 Low-Risk Veterans Chiefs Should Sign Next After Carson Wentz

After signing QB Carson Wentz, the Kansas City Cheifs can still target these three low-risk veterans to help them win Super Bowl LIX.

WR Tyler Boyd is one of three low-risk veteran free agents that the Chiefs can still sign.
WR Tyler Boyd is one of three low-risk veteran free agents that the Chiefs can still sign. / Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
1 of 3

The Kansas City Chiefs have spent the 2024 NFL offseason gearing up for another Super Bowl run. General manager Brett Veach hasn't only re-signed key returning players, but he's also injected the roster with some solid veteran contributors, including quarterback Carson Wentz and wideout Marquise Brown.

There are plenty of reasons to like the Chiefs' current roster, but there's always room for improvement. The good news is that Spotrac lists Kansas City as having over $24.6 million in available cap space, meaning Veach has more than enough room to add even more veterans

Here are three low-risk veteran players that the Chiefs can still sign.

1. WR Tyler Boyd

Even though the Chiefs added "Hollywood" Brown this offseason, their wide receiver room is hardly set. Rashee Rice just landed himself in legal trouble while the likes of Kadarius Toney, Skyy Moore, Justin Watson, and Justyn Ross still have much to prove.

If Kansas City is in the market to add another wideout, Tyler Boyd is one of the best available options.

Drafted 55th overall in 2016, Boyd has been a consistent pass-catching threat throughout his time in the NFL. He played 120 games across eight seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals, hauling in 513 balls for 6,000 yards and 31 touchdowns. The 2023 season was a "down year" by his standards, but even then Boyd managed to produce a 67-667-2 stat line as the Bengals' WR3, which is better production than any Kansas City wideout outside of Rice.

Boyd might be slowly declining, but it's clear that he still has juice left in the tank. Nobody turns lemons into lemonade better than Patrick Mahomes, anyway, so it isn't unfathomable to imagine that joining the Chiefs could help Boyd return to at least the 800-yard mark.

Assuming that it's only a one-year 'prove yourself' deal, the Chiefs can't go wrong for taking a swing on the two-time 1,000-yard WR.