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3 Offseason Moves That Could Backfire on Chiefs

Even though the Kansas City Chiefs' offseason has been promising thus far, everything working out is far from guaranteed. Here are three moves that could backfire for the Chiefs next season.

Trading CB L'Jarius Sneed could wind up backfiring on the Chiefs.
Trading CB L'Jarius Sneed could wind up backfiring on the Chiefs. / Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
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3. Failing to Sign More Wide Receivers

Sometimes the moves a team doesn't make can backfire just as badly as the ones that don't turn out as planned.

As mentioned before, addressing the WR room was one of the biggest things on the Chiefs' 'to-do' list this offseason. Even though "Hollywood" Brown was added to the mix, it's tough to have 100% faith in the current crop of wideouts.

Brown is a known commodity, Rashee Rice is coming off a near 1,000-yard performance as a rookie, and Justin Watson was solid at times, but the list drops off from there. The trio of Skyy Moore, Kadarius Toney, and Justyn Ross left a lot to be desired last season, turning a combined 54 catches into 466 receiving yards and two TDs.

For comparison, Watson put up a 27-460-3 stat line on his own.

Sure, the Chiefs could add another wideout when next month's draft rolls around, but they can't count on a rookie for immediate results. Playing in Andy Reid's system has proven to be difficult for young wideouts, hence why Rashee Rice, Mecole Hardman, and Tyreek Hill are really the only wideouts drafted by Kansas City who had immediate success over the last 15 years.

If the Chiefs' existing group of WRs lives up to expectations, that's fantastic. If not, Kansas City will regret not actively chasing veteran wideouts when free agency opened this offseason.


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