Former Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Marcus Kemp was hoping to make his mark with the New York Giants, but he just landed on injured reserve.
The New York Giants were going to offer Marcus Kemp another opportunity to show what he can do as a special teams ace and offensive weapon after several seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs. Unfortunately, Kemp’s season has prematurely ended before it began with the news that the wide receiver was placed on the Giants’ injured reserve list on Wednesday.
Kemp signed with the Giants at the start of training camp along with another former member of the Chiefs in defensive tackle Nick Williams.
For the majority of the last five years, Kemp has been a mainstay on the Chiefs roster, situated at the bottom of the depth chart among the team’s wide receivers. Every year featured more competition, but Kemp was able to outlast most of it due to his special teams’ abilities which made him a favorite of Dave Toub.
Kemp originally signed with the Chiefs as a rookie free agent out of Hawaii after going unselected in the 2017 NFL Draft. Kemp missed the 2019 season due to ACL and MCL injuries but came back in 2020 to reclaim his spot as a rarely used offensive target and core special teams player. He was released and signed by the Miami Dolphins for a short stint in 2020 but came back to play in all 16 games last year with the Chiefs.
This year, it was going to be interesting to try to follow Kemp’s work with the Giants knowing that former Chiefs coach Mike Kafka was the Giants’ new offensive coordinator. During his career, Kemp caught only 4 passes for 42 yards with the Chiefs.