Byron Pringle, WR
Yes, another wide receiver on this list. Pringle missed all of 2018 due to an injury he suffered in the final preseason game that year. But the former Kansas State Wildcat showed flashes in that preseason that excited Chiefs fans for his future.
In 2019 against the Indianapolis Colts, Pringle came through to help a struggling Chiefs offense when he caught six catches for 103 yards and a touchdown in the team’s 19-13 loss against the Colts. In 2020, Pringle earned AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors in Week 7 after a 102-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in a blowout win over the Denver Broncos.
In 2019 and 2020 with Kansas City, Pringle has 21 catches for 278 receiving yards and one touchdown. But that’s not due to poor production. Pringle has been part of a very crowded offense behind Hill, Watkins, Robinson and Hardman on the depth chart while Kelce has been the team’s biggest pass catcher.
As mentioned previously with Hardman and Robinson, Watkins is no longer on the team. Although the Chiefs did draft wide receiver Cornell Powell out of Clemson, the team did not bring in any free agents to replace Watkins. That means the team wants to replace Watkins’ production from within in what they have had on the roster the past couple of seasons.
Similar to Hill and Hardman, Pringle also has great speed and can do damage against a defense on the field once he has the football.