Kansas City Chiefs: Stealing one player from every AFC West rival

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Las Vegas Raiders: WR DaVante Adams

There is no doubt that DaVante Adams would be a game-changing addition to the Chiefs' offense. When he requested a trade last offseason, fans had some hope that general manager Brett Veach would bring him to Kansas City. But the Raiders got to him first while sacrificing precious draft capital and cap space. Still, Adams is generally considered one of the league's top wide receivers. This move would not only keep the Raiders in the AFC West basement but also give quarterback Patrick Mahomes a clear top-tier option at wide receiver. 

The former Green Bay Packers star showcased his elite skills by leading the NFL in receiving touchdowns with 14 last season. It's worth noting that this was not a career high for Adams, as he astonishingly had 18 touchdowns during the 2020 campaign. What makes his performance even more impressive is his ability to take the deep ball to the house. Pro Football Focus reported that nine of Adams' touchdowns were on 30-plus-yard receptions, marking the most in a single season in the PFF era, which began in 2006. The Chiefs have experienced firsthand the impact of a long Adams touchdown catch, and his presence alone can keep the Raiders competitive in any game. 

Additionally, Adams ranked third in the league with 1,516 receiving yards, further solidifying his status as one of the premier wide receivers in the NFL. In recognition of his exceptional season, he was selected for his sixth Pro Bowl and named to his third straight All-Pro team. Adams has proven to be one of the most reliable and consistent receivers in the league, amassing three consecutive seasons with over 1,000 receiving yards and double-digit touchdowns. His presence on the field would undoubtedly elevate the Chiefs' offense to new heights, adding a reliable target for Mahomes and causing headaches for opposing defenses.

The combination of Adams' exceptional route-running, strong hands, and ability to make contested catches would make the Chiefs' passing attack even more potent. In addition to his on-field contributions, Adams is now an eight-year NFL veteran. The young Chiefs wide receivers would benefit from a year of Adams' tutelage and experience. He might not be a great locker-room captain though, and Chiefs fans have seen that firsthand too.

Other options: LT Kolton Miller, DE Maxx Crosby