Chiefs rumors: KC not expected to add any wide receivers

Mecole Hardman is likely to be the only wide receiver trade this season, per Albert Breer.
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For those who are hoping to hear some news regarding the Kansas City Chiefs in and around the NFL's trade deadline, which closes on Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. C.T., the rumors are largely disappointing heading into the final day of activity. That's because the Chiefs are likely finished, per reports.

According to Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated, the Chiefs are expected to "stand pat." Specifically, he mentions wide receiver knowing it's a position of concern, but he states "for now, the plan is to bank on recent second-rounders Skyy Moore and Rashee Rice developing."

Mecole Hardman is likely to be the only wide receiver trade this season, per Albert Breer.

The Chiefs' offense has not looked like the same consistent league-leading beast of years past this season, with several performances marred by drops, weird play calls, costly penalties, and a general lack of obvious trust or chemistry between quarterback Patrick Mahomes and his targets. Last Sunday, the Chiefs turned the ball over five times on a day where nothing went right, including the same core issues plaguing the wide receivers.

To the Chiefs' credit, however, is the fact that they are still 6-2 and lead the AFC West by a wide margin. Every team in the NFL has flaws, and the Chiefs are playing with one of the youngest rosters in the league. Breer's report that they are going to lean on the development of Moore and Rice makes sense given that the latter is a rookie and the former was a second-round pick a year ago.

Every team would like to see a blockbuster deal bring in significant help to shore up the roster, but that also requires a significant investment in some way or another, and general manager Brett Veach has worked hard to rid the team of bad contracts. He also has the team drafting better than ever, so the trading of future draft picks actually hurts the Chiefs long-term if they can become this good at finding cost-controlled contributors.

It's not the deadline that a lot of fans want to see, but for the long-term, it seems as if Veach is trusting the coaching staff to squeeze more from a young WR group for the rest of this season.