Kansas City Chiefs: The Tight End Predicament


Nov 24, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs players huddle against the San Diego Chargers in the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. San Diego won 41-38. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs might find themselves in a predicament concerning their tight end situation.

The team currently has Anthony Fasano, second year player Travis Kelce, bubble player Demetrius Harris, and fan favorite Sean “The Beard” McGrath.

The problem comes in the form of whom to take in that third tight end spot for the team. Right now it is not as pressing as we are still well into the off season with training camp over a few weeks away. However once the pads come on and the Chiefs will have to start whittling down their decision when it comes to whom they will take into the 2014 season. Now it is unlikely the Chiefs will take all four into the season, the battle for that second and third spot should be a highlight of the Chiefs camp.

In one corner you have Anthony Fasano. He is clearly the starter on this team despite the season injuries he suffered. Fasano had 200 yards receiving and 2 touchdowns in his short season. So besides that he was a solid player when on the field who has good blocking ability which led to points for this Chiefs offense.

The the second corner you have Sean McGrath.

Known for his beard and for being one of the seven players picked up off the waiver wire by General Manager John Dorsey, which included Chiefs Rookie of the Year Marcus Cooper. McGrath’s stats were better than Fasano as he gained 302 yards and 2 touchdowns and was starting to gain footing as a viable option when Fasano was down and as well when he was on the field in a two tight end set.

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For the third selection you have Travis Kelce. A rookie drafted in the first group of draft picks by John Dorsey, however an injury sidelined the prospect and he did not play in one game his rookie season. However Kelce was getting a lot of looks in the 2013 training camp, and was very much looking like the third tight end in this trio.

Lastly the is the prospect in Demetrius Harris, a basketball turned football player. Harris has been the topic of discussion much of this off season when speaking about the tight ends. Head Coach Andy Reid seems impressed by him and will no doubt give him a lot of consideration when it comes to making it on the team in 2014.

While trying to guess what Reid and Dorsey are thinking in terms of tight ends for this team, no doubt Offensive coordinator Doug Pederson has his eye on this talented kid, and this training camp look for there to be a heated battle when it comes to tight ends and the Kansas City Chiefs.

What say you Addicts? If you could pick your tight ends for the 2014 season who would make the cut?

Sound off below.

And as always GO Chiefs!