Some will rightly looks at the New England Patriots’ offense and point to the effectiveness of an offense with multiple weapons. Gronk, Edelman, and Amendola were simply too much to handle for a Chiefs’ defense that has been in the top echelons of the NFL all season long, and that would be more than a fair argument to make.
When looking at the Chiefs, the same level of weapons aren’t quite there. Jeremy Maclin was added last off season in free agency and has been more than worth his contract. He will return next year as the top option. Travis Kelce will also be back in a Chiefs’ jersey looking to prove that he is the best tight end in the NFL not from New England and elite level running back Jamaal Charles, depending on if Kansas City feel that he can still be productive, will be back in the backfield.
However, many will say the Chiefs do not have a receiver to compliment the excellent work of Maclin. Albert Wilson has not lived up to expectations this year. It was the hope that he would progress into the second option that Smith requires, however, he hasn’t been quite able to develop into such a player. He has ability, but is not quite of the quality required as of now.
Chris Conley is another intriguing option. He was a combine star, and Dorsey traded up to get him in the third round of the draft, so clearly rates the young receiver. He began to see the field more late in the year, and did flash potential. However, whether he has the ability to become a consistent second receiver to compliment Maclin could be questioned.
However, while they are valid points, I would argue that the offensive line should take the biggest priority. Wilson has shown at times that he can be an option for Smith when needed, Conley deserves the chance to prove that he can be that second receiver that is so desperately needed, and the trio of Maclin, Kelce and Charles, if fit, is as good as any wide receiver, tight end, running back trio in the league.
Do you agree, Addicts? Do you believe that the right side of the offensive line is the most important addition of this off season, or are you inclined to look for a second receiver or even corner back or safety depending upon who is brought back to the organization?