The 9 most overlooked Kansas City Chiefs players

PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 14: Robert Golden
PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 14: Robert Golden /
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KANSAS CITY, MO – AUGUST 31: Wide receiver Jehu Chesson
KANSAS CITY, MO – AUGUST 31: Wide receiver Jehu Chesson /

Jehu Chesson, wide receiver

Let’s be clear that there is good reason to overlook Jehu Chesson. That’s not necessarily Chesson’s fault at all, and it’s certainly not intended as a slight, but it’s clear the Chiefs have a lot of talent at wide receiver and Chesson literally hasn’t been given any real chance to show what he can do—even in the preseason. DeMarcus Robinson and even undrafted talents like Marcus Kemp have shown stronger in practices where subs are given a chance to shine.

Here’s what is important to remember. John Dorsey traded up in the 2017 Draft for three players: Patrick Mahomes, Kareem Hunt, Jehu Chesson. That’s the franchise quarterback, the league’s leading rusher and a mystery receiver. By association, it’s possible to read into that and believe big things could be in store for Chesson if Dorsey’s vision for his talent was accurate.

Unfortunately for Chesson, he never even earned an NFL catch until Week 9 and he finished with a total of 2 on the season. In fact he was only targeted 4 total times on a team that’s swapped Albert Wilson for Sammy Watkins this offseason, meaning targets could be even more difficult to come by. It might be another season before Chesson really gets his chance, with another year in Andy Reid’s offense and the potential departure of Chris Conley. Then again, if Dorsey was right, he could be a serious darkhorse to break out in training camp.