The rub on the release of Jeremy Maclin

HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 09: Jeremy Maclin
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Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
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The Chiefs do have a talented group of young receivers with loads of potential, but you’d be hard pressed to make the claim that cutting Maclin makes this a better offensive group in the short term, especially, not in an offense that has such a steep learning curve for receivers being freshly introduced to it. It’s also delicately balanced on a foregone conclusion that Kansas City’s best offensive weapons will stay healthy throughout the new season. A significant injury to Hill, Conley or Kelce could put this football team in an impossible position and severely limit the possibilities for Reid’s offense.

Following a Divisional Round loss to a Pittsburgh Steelers team that didn’t score an offensive touchdown, it’s tough to argue that subtracting otherwise serviceable and productive weapons was a step toward righting the ship. If anything, the Chiefs should be striving for more a more potent passing attack and not blind reliance upon a group of young hopefuls who’ve never played a meaningful offensive snap in the NFL. Time will tell if this transaction was worth the risk. For my money, in this moment, it was clearly the wrong choice.

How’d you take the news of Maclin’s release over the weekend? Is he truly past his prime or was last season the exception and not the rule? Where do you expect Maclin to land? Could he upstage the successors he left behind in Kansas City? Use the comment section below to weigh in on the discussion. As always, we appreciate your readership and support.

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