This is a new name to add to the mix and there’s nothing substantive here to report. Rather, it’s important to acknowledge a few things.
First, Fortson is a dynamic pass catching prospect on paper who still hasn’t broken out due to injuries and a lack of regular reps on offense. Second, the Chiefs’ tight end room is crowded with Blake Bell and Noah Gray also around on the depth chart behind the best in the business, Travis Kelce. Third, this year’s rookie class is ripe to find a new tight end, which is why a lot of analysts expect the Chiefs to go shopping for one soon enough.
If the Chiefs come up with a day two tight end, then someone has to go sooner than later and Fortson would be the odd man out at this stage with Gray as the experienced backup to go with Blake as a veteran blocker. For a team that wanted to take a chance (and a good guess here could be Eric Bieniemy and the Washington Commanders), Fortson could be a nice experiment for another franchise to take on if and when the Chiefs make a play for a successor to Travis Kelce.