4 Biggest Winners From Chiefs Offseason Workouts

After the Chiefs wrapped up their mandatory minicamp on Thursday, let's look at the four biggest winners from Kansas City's offseason workouts.
A look at the biggest winners from the Chiefs' workouts.
A look at the biggest winners from the Chiefs' workouts. / Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
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4. Jared Wiley, TE

Rookie tight end Jared Wiley is another player who had a strong OTA performance after the Chiefs selected him 131st overall in April. The former TCU pass-catcher was solid on the field, but what really impressed the coaching staff was his ability to understand head coach Andy Reid's verbiage and offensive schemes, which aren't too different from what he was used to with the Horned Frogs.

But with that being said, understanding terminology and playcalls doesn't mean much if it doesn't produce on-field results.

The good news is that Wiley knows how to talk the talk and walk the walk. The 23-year-old TE opened the mandatory minicamp with a 7-on-7 touchdown on Day 1 and followed it up with an even bigger encore. On Day 2, Wiley caught a whopping six passes with three of those catches being touchdowns — including two in the red zone.

It's at the point where Sweeney is under the impression that Wiley will be a big red-zone presence in 2024 and beyond.

If that isn't promising enough, Wiley is receiving a ton of praise from both coaches and players. Veteran TE Travis Kelce — one of the best to ever play the position — said that Wiley understands Reid's offense better than he did as a rookie while the Chiefs' head coach added that the first-year pro has "got a nice feel for the game."

Even if Wiley ends up only having half the career that Kelce has, there'd be zero reason to complain. Expectations should be kept low during his rookie year (as they should be for most fourth-rounders), but it's clear that Wiley has the potential to be something special if his offseason workout showing is any indication.

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