Knile Davis: What’s his trade value?


The Kansas City Chiefs have put Knile Davis on the trade block, but what kind of value will the fourth year player be?

The Kansas City Chiefs have a bit of a predicament when it comes to the running back position with the team. Jamaal Charles is set to return to the field after tearing his second ACL last year. They also have the dynamic duo of Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware that will more than likely take snaps during the regular season. This leaves the backfield quite full, so it’s not surprising that Davis is up for trade.

With that in mind, what kind of trade value can the team expect to receive for the former Arkansas standout?

More than likely there will be compensation of a draft pick or two for Davis. There will not be a lot of options from other teams that will include players, as he is more of a low profile player.

Davis’ real value for a team is as a returner. He has performed better than expectations under the coaching of the Chiefs special teams coach Dave Toub. in 2015 Davis averaged 25.1 yards per return during the regular season, good for tenth best in the NFL.

In Davis’ career he has done 63 kickoffs and gained an impressive 1,753 yards, and two touchdowns during the regular season. He also had one soul-crushing big play to start the 2015 NFL Playoffs with a bang when he took the ball 106 yards to the house. However, his most impressive return came against the Denver Broncos when he took one back 108 yards at Arrowhead.

The future for Knile Davis with the Kansas City Chiefs is not certain. He is among a crowded group of talented players, and his replacement Tyreek Hill, looks to be taking over on returns. If the Chiefs are unable to find a possible trade partner he very well may be final cut from the team.

The result for the Chiefs would be freeing up around $700,000 with only $125,000 in dead money. While there is not a lot to be gained from cutting him, they just don’t have the space to keep him. Davis is a talented player and should find a better home after the Chiefs, and that may soon become a reality.

What do you think, Addicts? Is a pick or two for next year’s draft seem about fair for trading Davis? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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