Former Chief Un-Retires to Sign With NFC Rival

John Ross retired after an Andy Reid training camp but has signed with the Philadelphia Eagles
John Ross retired after an Andy Reid training camp but has signed with the Philadelphia Eagles / Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Former Chiefs' WR John Ross has signed with the Philadelphia Eagles, going to Andy Reid's former team after retiring following a brief stint with Kansas City.

The former first-round pick hasn't enjoyed the prosperous career he'd dreamed of when the Cincinnati Bengals took him in the top 10, though the Eagles hope Ross can tap into his immense potential. With A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith established as the top two receivers, Philadelphia can afford to take a swing on Ross.

Reid's grueling training camp proved to be too much for Ross, though he's trying to make a comeback now to keep his NFL dreams alive.

WR John Ross Signs With Philadelphia Eagles

During his career, Ross has just 62 receptions for 957 yards. He's caught 11 TDs, though seven of them came in his sophomore season with the Bengals.

One of the fastest receivers in recent memory, Ross was considered a slam-dunk pick though his production never materialized. He was infamously selected just one spot before Patrick Mahomes, so I think it's safe to say the Bengals would like that one back.

The three-time Super Bowl MVP is, by any measure, the best draft pick of the last decade. Ross isn't quite that. He was with the Giants for one season after leaving the Bengals. While Eagles fans shouldn't have massive expectations, Ross still hopes to deliver on his great potential.

Kansas City has a much-improved wide receiver room but uncertainty about Rashee Rice's legal saga raise questions. Ross clearly didn't fit into the Chiefs' long-term plans, though I'm still rooting for him to produce at the NFL level.

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