4 potential wide receiver trade targets for KC Chiefs if issues persist

The Kansas City Chiefs wide receivers had a rough first game. Hopefully things improve, but if not there are some potential trade options out there.
Sep 7, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Skyy Moore (24) reacts
Sep 7, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Skyy Moore (24) reacts / Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
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3. Darnell Mooney - Chicago Bears

Darnell Mooney is another undersized wideout with great speed and big play upside. He'll turn 26 this season (same age as Marquise Brown) and while he's flashed some potential he hasn't been as consistent as you would like to see. In his defense, in his three seasons in Chicago he's been catching passes from Mitch Trubisky, Nick Foles, Andy Dalton, and then Justin Fields.

Mooney did put up an 81-reception, 1,000-yard season in 2021. His head coach that season was the Chiefs' current offensive coordinator Matt Nagy. That's another plus for trading for Mooney, having played in Nagy's system would make his transition to Andy Reid's playbook much easier to do mid-season. Then when you factor in the KC ties with Bears General Manager Ryan Poles, and suddenly this deal starts to make a lot of sense.

At first glance, it may seem unlikely that the Bears would want to trade away Mooney when they finally look like they may be giving Justin Fields a competent wide receiver room. Chicago has committed to DJ Moore as their top receiver for the foreseeable future. They also added Chase Claypool last season. If they think Claypool can just be a decent number two option behind Moore it would open the door to them trading Mooney away, especially if it doesn't look like they'll be a playoff team early in the season.

Besides already being committed to Moore as their number one, the other reason they may be willing to trade Mooney away is that they may have already drafted his replacement in rookie Tyler Scott. Scott is also an undersized wideout with great big play speed. If they think that Scott can contribute some as a rookie then this trade becomes that much more likely.

While Mooney wouldn't make quite as big of an impact as the first two names on this list, he definitely seems like the most realistic option if KC wanted to add a weapon to help them win this season, has ties to their OC that might help him play sooner, is young enough to have a future with the team, seems like a fit for Reid's offense, and plays with a team KC has a good working relationship with, this almost seems like a no-brainer.

If none of those three options are for you, I've still got one more.