Dec 1, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tight end Anthony Fasano (88) catches a 12-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Anthony Fasano, TE
Previous Team: Miami Dolphins
Contract Details: Four-year, $16 Million
2014 Cap Hit: $4.37 Million
I will go on record as saying that I was really excited about the Fasano signing. The tight end position is a huge factor in the west coast offense and Andy Reid has always used them well. Bringing in Fasano from the Dolphins was a good move and his contract was right in-line with what he should have been making. The only problem: he got a huge bite from the injury bug and didn’t earn half of the paycheck he cashed this year.
Fasano is a reliable target for Alex Smith…when he’s healthy. In all, Fasano only played in nine games this past season, catching 23 balls for 200 yards and three touchdowns. He just wasn’t healthy enough to get any kind of chemistry with Smith and the rest of the offense.
Because of his contract, for better or worse the Chiefs are married to Fasano for at least another year, more than likely two. This grade could improve significantly if he can stay healthy and turn into a solid receiver for this team. He is capable of making some spectacular catches as two of his three touchdowns were highlight-reel worthy. I guess time will tell.