The free agency started with a bang on Tuesday, leaving many fans around the NFL glued to their phones, laptops, and televisions. The Kansas City Chiefs fans heard buzz the wide receiver Jeremy Maclin was looking at rejoining his former coach in Kansas City.
It is now official that Maclin will be a member of the Chiefs after signing a 5 year deal worth $55 million, $22.5 guaranteed.
The Philadelphia Eagles, under the tenure of Andy Reid, drafted Missouri Tigers’ Maclin first round, 19th overall, in 2009. His career statistics equal to 342 receptions worth 4,760 yards and 36 touchdowns. This past season he attended his first Pro Bowl.
With Maclin joining the offense with a contract similar to Dwayne Bowe, it is expected Bowe will be released. The Chiefs also released A.J. Jenkins and Donnie Avery in February. That means all three of starting wide receivers will be different for the 2015 season. The Chiefs receivers finished the season without a touchdown, much to the dismay of fans.
Will Maclin be the difference maker for Kansas City? Will Alex Smith have a man down field he can throw the ball to? Are more wide receivers going to be snagged in free agency? How many positions are the Chiefs looking to pick up during the draft?
This offseason is turning into an exciting time with Chiefs office making changes to help the team find success in 2015. The experts at NFL Network have their mock draft picks all over the upcoming draft class as far as particular player, but it’s clear they believe the Chiefs will use their first pick on a wide receiver or safety as of March 10.
These next several weeks are going to be exciting as fans watch the new team start to take shape. So grab your favorite drink and snack and stick with us for the news as it breaks. It’s a fun time to be a Chiefs fan.