Adam Schefter Reveals Rashee Rice's Likely Suspension

The latest update about Rashee Rice is bad news for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Jan 13, 2024; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Rashee Rice (4) runs with
Jan 13, 2024; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Rashee Rice (4) runs with / Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

The biggest point of drama this offseason for the Kansas City Chiefs has been the Rashee Rice saga. The talented wide receiver is currently facing eight charges after he and another driver caused a massive car crash in Dallas, Texas last month. These charges include aggravated assault and collision involving serious bodily injury. He is also facing civil lawsuits related to the incident.

It is still early in the process and we don't exactly know what the ramifications of this situation will be for both the 24-year-old and the Chiefs. However, the latest reporting suggests that Kansas City needs to have a backup plan in place.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Rice will likely be disciplined by the league, "resulting in at least a multi-game suspension".

Chiefs News: Rashee Rice Facing Multi-Game NFL Suspension

This demonstrates the severity of the situation. The NFL presumably knows more about the details of the incident and if they are thinking about a multi-game suspension, things might not be looking good for Rice.

Some in the Kansas City media have pondered about the idea of moving on from Rice, either via trading or releasing him. That still seems like a stretch as there are still plenty of things we don't know about the situation.

However, it's clear that the Chiefs need to think about a scenario where they don't have their best wideout on the team for an extended period of time. This is something they need to address not only for this season but also in the long-term.

The Chiefs already had a less-than-ideal receiver crop last season, leading the NFL in drops. Rice was clearly the best out of that group and despite the addition of Hollywood Brown, that was going to continue to be the case.

Now, it all but guarantees that Kansas City will draft a wide receiver in the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft. Depending on the severity of the suspension, they will likely have to rely on their rookie receiver significantly from the get-go.

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