4 overrated free agents the Kansas City Chiefs should stay away from

Here are four players that Kansas City should absolutely avoid, unless they come with an offer that's too good to pass up.

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WR Gabriel Davis

Update: Gabriel Davis signed a three-year, $39 million deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Kansas City's doubters and supporters alike will point to the Chiefs lacking a top wide receiver since Tyreek Hill took his talents to South Beach nearly three years ago. But praytell, in those two seasons without Hill, how many Super Bowls have the Chiefs won? Kansas City not adding to the wide receiver room is tempting fate, but their track record shows they can win without an elite wideout.

With Tee Higgins tagged and Michael Pittman Jr. signed and the Mike Evans sweepstakes ending before it got started, there are not many quality wide receivers in free agency. Gabriel Davis is arguably the best option available, if teams are looking for long-term additions. The former Buffalo Bills receiver has abused Kansas City's defense at times, but his consistency throws major red flags.

In 2023, Davis had more games with no receiving yards (5) than games of at least 90 yards (4). He is not a workhorse wideout, rather more of a field stretcher. He lacks a season of more than 50 receptions, no 1,000-yard season to his name, and relies on bulk opportunities for production.

Other Arrowhead Addict writers have brought me around to look at a player's Yards per Route Run for discerning quality receivers from the rest. Davis' 1.34 mark ranks 61st among qualified receivers, sitting closer to Justin Watson's 1.25 than Rashee Rice's 2.39. Do the Chiefs need another Watson or do they need another Rice? If they are looking to splurge, they need the latter.

Davis still has most of his career ahead of him, turning 25 this spring. That projected longevity will garner teams offering him more money across a contract, something that Kansas City should absolutely avoid. If Veach learned anything from the Marquez Valdes-Scantling saga, he would avoid Davis altogether.

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