Chiefs Re-Sign Super Bowl Hero to Bolster Patrick Mahomes' Offense

The Chiefs re-signed WR Mecole Hardman on Thursday
The Chiefs re-signed WR Mecole Hardman on Thursday / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Chiefs reportedly re-signed WR Mecole Hardman on Thursday morning, bringing the Super Bowl hero back to Kansas City in hopes of winning his third straight Super Bowl and fourth overall.

Hardman instantly becomes the most experienced receiver in this offense, bringing experience and veteran savvy to a position group lacking in both. He's a bonafide weapon in the red zone in addition to contributing to special teams, making the signing a logical decision for both sides.

There was concern Hardman's time as a Chief was done after Kansas City gave first-round rookie Xavier Worthy his old number, though those concerns were obviously unfounded.

Chiefs News: KC Re-Signs WR Mecole Hardman

Originally drafted by the Chiefs in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft, Hardman spent four seasons with Kansas City before briefly joining the Jets last offseason. He was traded back to the Chiefs midseason and was a critical piece of the Super Bowl run.

While Hardman had only 118 receiving yards in the regular season, he was massive in the playoffs. He caught three passes for 57 yards and the game-winning TD against the 49ers, forever cementing himself as a Kansas City legend.

The Chiefs now have a crowded receiver room. Hollywood Brown, Xavier Worthy, Rashee Rice, Justin Watson, Skyy Moore, Kadarius Toney, and Hardman are all under contract. It's possible the organization keeps seven receivers during the year, especially if Rice is ultimately suspended, but it's also possible this is the beginning of the end for a player like Toney.

Kansas City has mandatory minicamp June 11-13 and the position now becomes one of the most interesting moving forward for the team. It's great to see Hardman back and he's beloved in the locker room, though I'm curious how Brett Veach handles the roster with seven receivers now in the fold.

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