Chiefs' Best Remaining Free Agent WR Options Both Come From Raiders

Hunter Renfrow and Zay Jones are likely the two best WR fits for the Chiefs still available in free agency
Hunter Renfrow and Zay Jones are likely the two best WR fits for the Chiefs still available in free agency / Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Free agent wide receivers are flying off the shelves and the Chiefs are running out of options if they want to improve the position on the heels of the latest Rashee Rice report.

There are still a few free agent receivers available, though they all come with flaws and risks. Looking at the board, Kansas City may need to poach a wideout from a rival to find the best fit.

Indeed, the two best free agent wide receivers are former Raiders and the Chiefs are familiar with each.

Two Best Remaining Free Agent WRs for Chiefs are Former Raiders

Zay Jones is one such option, just two years removed from catching 82 passes for 823 yards and five TDs with Jacksonville. He spent three years with the Raiders, notching 546 yards in 2021.

It seems like several teams are courting the former second-round pick and I'd expect him to have a new home soon. The big-bodied receiver is a proven red-zone weapon, and I'd enjoy seeing Jones in Kansas City as Rice insurance.

Since the Chiefs haven't been tied to Jones yet though, I worry he'll be snatched up before we get the chance. In that case, Hunter Renfrow is another player I'd be interested in adding. These aren't super exciting names, but beggars can't be choosers at this point in the offseason.

The top free agent receivers left are those two, Michael Thomas, Allen Robinson, and Russell Gage unless you bring back Marquez Valdes-Scantling or Mecole Hardman.

Personally, I'd favor signing Hardman. He deserves the chance to compete for a three-peat after his game-winning TD in the Super Bowl. Most importantly though, he knows the offense. Skyy Moore is currently the most experienced wide receiver in the scheme, and I'd feel better, albeit marginally, if Hardman was here to be the savvy veteran.

Brett Veach and Andy Reid have a lot of decisions to make. Perhaps we'll wind up needing a bigger Kadarius Toney season than we initially anticipated.

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