The K.C. Chiefs have a wide receiver problem.
Behind Tyreek Hill, the Chiefs have some promising talent, but no true number 2 wide receiver. Even with exciting prospects like Daurice Fountain making the final 53-man roster, it is probably safe to assume that general manager Brett Veach is on the lookout for another quality wideout, especially since we know he tried to bring in JuJu Smith-Schuster and other big name receivers.
Which brings us to former Arizona Cardinals and Buffalo Bills (and briefly Baltimore Ravens) wide receiver John Brown. Brown isn’t an elite receiver, but he has put up some decent numbers in his up and down career, including two 1000-yard seasons to date.
Brown is currently a free agent after receiving his requested release from the Las Vegas Raiders, and it’s unclear where he might end up. A recent tweet from Joplin-based sports reporter Jacob Lenard seems to show a screen grab of a comment Brown made on Facebook indicating that he was hoping to catch passes as a Chief.
This fit would make a lot of sense and not just because the Chiefs need another high-quality receiver behind Hill. Brown went to college at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, KS, which is a few hours south of Kansas City and makes him familiar with the area.
While I am excited to see what the current Chiefs receivers can do, I think all Chiefs fans can agree that an upgrade would be preferred.
Brown’s production has been up and down since he was drafted in 2014, but his talent is good enough to keep the improbable D2 draft prospect in the league for seven years now. It would be quite a fitting end to a great success story for the Chiefs to bring in a local talent (relatively speaking) and give him the chance to cap off his career with a Super Bowl campaign.