Chiefs ought to sign Anquan Boldin

Jan 3, 2016; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin (81) runs with the ball after making a catch against the St. Louis Rams in the fourth quarter at Levi
Jan 3, 2016; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin (81) runs with the ball after making a catch against the St. Louis Rams in the fourth quarter at Levi /
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Anquan Boldin would be a perfect fit for the Chiefs.

The Kansas City Chiefs need help at receiver. Yes, general manager John Dorsey brought in veterans Rod Streater and Mike Williams this offseason, but neither of those players have done anything over the past two seasons.

You know who has been productive in that stretch? Anquan Boldin.

Boldin is 36 years old but he can certainly play. Last year with the San Francisco 49ers and that carousel of quarterbacks, Boldin caught 69 passes for 789 yards and four touchdowns. The two seasons before that were both 1,000-yard campaigns.

While he’s older, Boldin remains a quality receiver who somehow is still on the market. Kansas City has a miniscule amount of cap space, but that can be created with a trade of Knile Davis and perhaps a res-structure/extension for Jamaal Charles and Dustin Colquitt. Of course, a contract for Eric Berry would do that trick, too.

There are a few reasons to love a Boldin signing. First, the Chiefs are a win-now team and Boldin is a right-now player. He isn’t going to play much longer. Get him here and take a shot.

Second, the Chiefs don’t want to tie up any money against the cap beyond this year. They can sign Boldin for one year and be done with it.

Look, we all hope that Albert Wilson or Chirs Conley turns into a good player, but neither are at that juncture yet. They may never get there. While wait for potential to blossom when you can sign Boldin and immediately have a receiver who will get you 70 catches, 800 yards and a handful of scores.

The other factor to consider is experience. Boldin has been to the Super Bowl twice and won once. He’s always been great in the playoffs and can be relied upon for a tough catch in traffic. While Jeremy Maclin is the speedster and a great route-runner, Boldin brings toughness and size. They would compliment each other beautifully.

Dorsey should make this happen. It’s a win-win. It might be the final move that gets Kansas City over the hump and into the Super Bowl.