In a season where the Kansas City Chiefs’ offense has been typically known for its high-flying performances, the current rendition has fallen short of expectations during the Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid era.
While the Chiefs have been proficient in moving the ball, ranking fourth in yardage gained, their ability to convert those drives into points has been lackluster, as they currently sit at 12th in scoring. This marks the lowest point total with Mahomes as the starting quarterback and the third lowest during Reid’s tenure.
One significant concern plaguing the Chiefs’ offense is their wide receiver position. Although rookie second-round pick Rashee Rice has admirably risen to the occasion, other players at the position, such as Skyy Moore and Kadarius Toney, have failed to meet the anticipated expectations.
This deficiency in the passing game has placed undue pressure on tight end Travis Kelce, with the offense often relying on Mahomes and Kelce to salvage critical situations.
It is in light of these challenges that a former NFL wide receiver is fervently imploring the Chiefs to make a bold move ahead of the trade deadline.
Dez Bryant is advocating for Kansas City to pursue a trade for former All-Pro DeAndre Hopkins, who currently plays for the Tennessee Titans.
In Week 8, Hopkins showcased his exceptional skills, recording a stellar performance with four receptions for 128 yards and three touchdowns.
This remarkable display occurred as rookie quarterback Will Levis took the helm in place of the injured Ryan Tannehill.
Levis demonstrated a willingness to take shots downfield, a facet that had been lacking in the Titans’ 2023 playbook.
While consistently replicating three-touchdown games may be unrealistic, adding Hopkins to the roster would represent a substantial upgrade over the current Chiefs’ wide receiver corps.
Pairing him with Kelce as Mahomes’ primary target, with Rice providing valuable complementary support, could reinvigorate the Chiefs’ stagnant offense.
Nonetheless, it remains a challenging proposition to envision the Chiefs orchestrating a trade for DeAndre Hopkins.
When Hopkins was a free agent, the Chiefs had an opportunity to sign him without parting with draft assets, but they chose not to.
The pressing question now is whether the current state of their wide receiver position will compel them to part with valuable draft capital for his services at this juncture.