Most Perplexing Kansas City Chiefs Offseason Questions

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Dec 21, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Albert Wilson (12) runs after a catch as Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay (22) and inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons (94) chase during the second quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

4. Wide Receiver Help

Did you hear that no Chiefs wide receiver caught a touchdown pass this season? No, really, it’s true. I know it isn’t something that hasn’t been overly beat into the ground so you may not of heard, but the Chiefs wide receivers really did go all season without catching a touchdown pass. Remarkable, isn’t it.

Here’s the thing that’s way more disturbing about the Chiefs wide receivers than the no touchdowns thing: They couldn’t make big plays.

Kansas City’s longest pass play was a 70-yard touchdown catch and run by Knile Davis against Denver. Davis, it should be noted, is not a wide receiver. Only twice did a Chiefs receiver catch a pass for 40 yards or more – Jason Avant (41) and Albert Wilson (48). How crazy is that? 35 different players had a RUSH of 49 yards or longer from scrimmage. A RUSH.

Yes, some of this is on the offensive line. Yes, some of this is on Alex Smith. Yes, some of this is on play calling.

But you’re telling me the Chiefs didn’t have a wide receiver who could find a way to take a quick slant 50 yards? Because 47 other players this season found a way to catch a pass for 50 yards or more and not all of them were deep bombs down the field.

The Chiefs have to find some sort of a dynamic player on the outside. He doesn’t have to be a deep threat per say, just a guy who can make things happen with the ball in his hands. Dwayne Bowe is a possession receiver at this juncture and Wilson did show some abilities to make some plays. But after that Kansas City had nothing to work with on the outside.