Weighing pros and cons of a Mecole Hardman trade for KC Chiefs

There are some real points to be made on both sides of such a potential trade for the Chiefs.
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It's not the name that most Kansas City Chiefs would expect (or want) to see.

At this given point in the season and the perceived needs displayed on Chiefs roster, it's not a stretch to hear conversations about a potential trade being made for a wide receiver. The NFL's trade deadline is only a few weeks away, and the Chiefs offense is not as dynamic or consistent as fans are used to seeing. Given the multiple injury fears for Travis Kelce already in such a short time, it would make a lot of sense for Chiefs general manager Brett Veach to pursue another pass catcher.

But back to the name. Typically such conversations feature new faces who would add a considerable punch to the lineup. In the past, Chiefs fans have gotten stirred up over visions of adding Mike Evans or Hollywood Brown or Terry McLaurin or even Darnell Mooney. Yet today we're talking about Mecole Hardman.

There are some real points to be made on both sides of such a potential trade for the Chiefs.

One of the weirder stories in terms of free agent outcomes in the NFL this season has been the complete banishment of Hardman to the bench in New York. The Jets shelled out a healthy one-year deal worth up to $5.5 million with incentives and $3.5M in guaranteed money in order to lure Hardman to New York to serve as another high-speed weapon for Aaron Rodgers. As with most things for the Jets this year, things haven't worked out as planned and Hardman has been a well-paid spectator after Rodgers was lost for the year.

This is why NFL reporter Jeremy Fowler posted this on Twitter earlier this week (on Tuesday):

Let's look at the pros and cons of a reunion with Mecole Hardman for the Chiefs.