On Tuesday, the Kansas City Chiefs pulled off two trades in the wake of also dealing with over 30 roster cuts. The first brought in a draft pick as they traded away an extra wide receiver, but as it turns out, another wide receiver could have been incoming if the price was right.
On Wednesday, the Minnesota Vikings decided to release former first-round pick Jalen Reagor, ending a failed one-year experiment to provide a change of scenery for the former Philadelphia Eagles prospect. Before they released him, the franchise tried to trade him and Vikings reporter Darren Wolfson had a list of teams who showed interest: Kansas City being one of them.
No one can say for sure how much interest the Chiefs had, but apparently there was enough smoke in the air for Wolfson to count them along with the Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Houston Texans, and Dallas Cowboys, among others.
A Vikings reporter had a list of several teams with varied interest in a trade and KC was one of them.
Reagor was the Eagles' first-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft at No. 21 overall, just a single slot before the Vikings selected Justin Jeffereson, now considered as the best young wide receiver in the game. He was limited a bit during his rookie year due to a thumb injury suffered early in the season, and costly errors and turnovers would plague him in his short two-year stint. Eventually, the Eagles cut their losses.
One year ago, the Vikings traded for Reagor for a seventh round choice in the '23 NFL Draft and a conditional fourth in next year's draft. However in his lone year in Minnesota, he only caught 8 passes in 17 games for 104 yards and a single touchdown. With production that failed to match his price tag, it makes sense why Minnesota was already ready to move on.
As for the Chiefs' level of interest, it's impossible to tell and it honestly sounds like a stretch knowing they've already decided to keep seven players. There's a lot of potential on the depth chart already and Reagor only adds another uncertainty to the mix, which has enough questions as it is. If no team claims Reagor, he will be a free agent able to sign with anyone, but if a team claims him by noon, then they will owe him the rest of his rookie deal which will remove Minnesota from that hook.