Back when we held a vote for which free agents A.A. would campaign for, you chose Bryant Johnson over D.J. Hackett. As a past fantasy owner of both over the course of multiple seasons I have no idea why, but I digress. Regardless, it appears that Johnson will most likely become a Buffalo Bill, so the point might be moot.
That being said, we want to hear everyone’s opinion on Hackett. I think he has the potential to be one of the best No. 2 wideouts in the NFL, personally. I read people knocking his hands, but other than Bobby Engram he’s had the best hands in the Pacific Northwest for years now (that includes Darrell Jackson, by the way). That’s a compliment, because Engram could catch a bullet. No, not the trick way from The Prestige either. He could catch a live one.
As far as Hackett’s injury is concerned, high ankle sprains happen. They just do. Actually, I think the injury is a blessing–he would have already signed by now if it wasn’t for that injury, and for a lot of money. The Titans won’t return his agent’s calls, the Seahawks are playing hardball, the Redskins have seemingly forgotten about him–now is the Chiefs‘ time to pounce. Why is his old team letting him go? The Seahawks are still interested, but keep in mind they have a fortune tied up in Deion Branch and Nate Burleson. Plus, they still have Engram. Sometimes the cash just dries up. Yes, even for Paul Allen.
I think this is the one guy we have to sign, and we should do it now. It’s a teams’ market at this point, and this way we wouldn’t have to address the WR position in next month’s draft, where we need to focus on drafting corners and O-lineman.
Let us know in the comments what you think about the Chiefs potentially signing D.J. Hackett?