Get the word out that if a wide receiver is looking for a long-term contract, Kansas City is the place to go. Yet, because of Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, it will probably follow a prove-it deal.
You can verify my assertions by speaking with JuJu Smith-Schuster. Although JuJu was essential to the Chiefs’ 2023 Super Bowl season, he wasn’t as highly sought-after when he first moved to Kansas City.
Smith-Schuster is anticipated to sign a multiyear contract worth more than $13 million per season this summer. Having drawn a hold on Eagles defensive back James Bradberry, he used profanity after winning the Super Bowl.
“…Receivers from around the league are interested in playing for Kansas City. As far as quarterback Patrick Mahomes is concerned, Palmer says that wideouts have been “calling him this entire offseason” asking if they can come play with him on the Chiefs. While Palmer admits that he isn’t alluding to a signing directly, he continued by saying the possibility of an external addition is “out there on the table.”
Mahomes is fielding calls from wide receivers across the league, and it’s tough to blame them. In what could be a down market for wideouts as a whole, Kansas City is an attractive backup plan should any free agent fail to receive the long-term deal they covet.
KC needs to replace both Smith-Schuster and Mecole Hardman this offseason if they aren’t re-signed. The line is busy for now, but Mahomes’ customer service rep will be without you shortly.