The Morning Fix: Wide Receivers, Free Agency, Trading Down


Dec 2, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; A Kansas City Chiefs helmet on the sidelines against the Carolina Panthers in the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. Kansas City won the game 27-21. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

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Here’s all that’s happening around Chiefs Kingdom today.

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Herbie Teope breaks down the Chiefs wide receiver situation.

"While no Chiefs wide receiver topped 700 yards receiving, the numbers only tell half the story in coach Andy Reid’s version of the West Coast offense.“What we take a lot of pride in doing is spreading the ball around to all of the different people that we have, and we don’t really focus in on necessarily one person in the throwing game,” Reid said at February’s NFL Scouting Combine. “As a result, that makes defenses have to cover everybody, right?”"

Adam Teicher takes a look at the Chiefs’ two-deep on the offensive side of the ball.

"Hudson is headed into the final year of his contract so the Chiefs need to keep an eye on the future here. They drafted Kush last season in the sixth round and he started one game in 2013."

Joel Thorman says finding trade partners for the Chiefs on draft day is not so easy.

"The problem with that is isn’t really anyone around the Chiefs who would potentially pick up a quarterback. The Bengals own the 24th pick behind the Chiefs but I don’t think they’re a serious threat to take a quarterback. Behind them is the Chargers. Why wouldn’t the Browns just wait?"

Terez A. Paylor‘s take on DeSean Jackson:

"Of course, nothing is certain, and for what it’s worth, I believe that applies to the Chiefs, as well. Ian Rapoport of and Ed Werder of ESPN have both reported that the Chiefs are no longer pursuing the star receiver, but I have not been able to confirm that, and to be honest, I’m not 100 percent sold that’s the case."

In case you were wondering what was left of the free agent crop after DeSean Jackson…

"If there is one position still holding onto a potential impact player for 2014, this is it. Unfortunately, taking a shot on any of the players still looking for deals here — up to and including the explosive DeSean Jackson — will require the signing team to inherit a great deal of risk.Britt could be a game-changer if he ever puts it all together. How much longer should the league wait for that to happen? Thus far, he’s mostly spoiled his talents by earning a reputation as a malcontent. Some team might decide he’s worth the roll of the dice for a year, given the payout that may be waiting, but said team better have a strong locker room to keep Britt in order.Austin has some proven NFL success. He’s also held together by duct tape and staples at this point. Holmes is breaking down, too."

Dan Hope takes a look at “red flag” draft prospects who are worth the risk.

"While a “red flag” on a potential draft pick can constitute a limited physical attribute or a lack of on-field production in college, the term is most often used to describe players who come in with character and/or injury concerns."

Two non-football stories:

– Don Baylor broke his leg (!) after catching a ceremonial first pitch.

– Three Marines were stabbed and beaten while trying to protect a woman during fight between Angels and Dodgers fans.