Chiefs vs. Jets: Five important storylines to watch in Week 4

While this game appeared to be a lot more interesting in the offseason when the Jets acquired Aaron Rodgers, there are still plenty of storylines in this game. Let’s dig into the top five angles to watch for. 
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4. Rashee Rice's development

Second-round rookie wide receiver Rashee Rice had a mini-breakout game against the Bears, posting a career-high 59 yards on 5 catches. The only problem is the Bears' defense was so bad, it is tough to glean on that as something to expect moving forward. 

Rice provides a level of ceiling on this team that no one else on the roster does. He is similar stylistically to JuJu Smith-Schuster but is more athletically gifted. He is a zone-beater that gets vertical after he catches the ball. He runs like a running back, reminding Patrick Mahomes a little bit of Sammy Watkins

If Rice can take over that role, it will allow the other receivers to be who they are and not be asked to do much. As golden as Justin Watson has been for the Chiefs this year, he should not be leading the team in receiving. Rookie receivers typically do not flourish in their first year in the Andy Reid era, but everything has an exception if you come across a special enough talent. 

This will be a big test for Rice, with the Chiefs going up against a good pass rush and some talented corners with the Jets. The New York game should tell us if he will be someone to count on every week, or if it will be an up-and-down year for the rookie.