Former Chief Steve Breaston Likely To Land In New Orleans
September 23, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Steve Breaston (15) is pursued by New Orleans Saints cornerback Patrick Robinson (21) during the fourth quarter of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Chiefs defeated the Saints 27-24 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
According to a report from Ben Volin of The Boston Globe, former Kansas City Chiefs WR Steve Breaston could be signed by the New Orleans Saints soon.
Breaston came to KC with much fanfare during the 2011 offseason. Chiefs fans were excited about the depth Breason would bring to the KC receiving core. The team had struggled to throw the ball in a playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens and so GM Scott Pioli took steps to remedy the problem by signing Breaston and drafting Pitt WR Jonathan Baldwin.
Breaston had some early success with the Chiefs in 2011. He caught 61 balls for 785 yards and two touchdowns. It was the second most productive season of his career.
In 2012, however, Breaston virtually vanished. He was not used as much as in 2011 but his production was still extremely low when he was in the game. He was eventually benched and finished the season with seven receptions for 74 yards. He was targeted only 15 times, despite playing 263 snaps.
To be fair to Breaston, the Chiefs’ offense was a total disaster in 2012. The QB play was horrendous.
Breaston has shown he can be a productive WR in a good offense with solid QB play. Should he sign with the Saints, he will certainly have what he needs to succeed with Drew Brees throwing him the ball.
Breaston will turn 30 on August 20th. We wish him the best.