The Kansas City Chiefs Wide Receiver Touchdown Semi-Myth
By Ben Nielsen
Sep 21, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver A.J. Jenkins (15) during a game against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium. Chiefs won 34-15. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
It turns out the Kansas City Chiefs do have a wide receiver touchdown. Sort of.
Much has been made recently about the lack of touchdowns by Chiefs wide outs, who have combined to score zero touchdowns in the first nine weeks of the season. Certainly we’d like for Dwayne Bowe, Donnie Avery, Junior Hemingway, Frankie Hammond, Albert Wilson, or A.J. Jenkins to have combined for at least one touchdown at the season’s midpoint, but the lack of a ‘wide receiver touchdown’ is also a little bit misleading.
Through extensive research and analysis, I’ve discovered the Chiefs do indeed have a wide receiver touchdown. Three of them to be exact. The only problem is those three touchdowns were caught by players who do not have “WR” next to their name on the official roster.
Here’s a breakdown of the three touchdowns the Chiefs have by a player who lined up at the wide receiver position and caught a touchdown pass but do not have a “WR” listed next to their name.