Having lost JuJu Smith-Schuster and Mecole Hardman in free agency, the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs certainly could use some additional support at wide receiver.
Among Kansas City wideouts returning from last season, Marquez-Valdes-Scantling was the team’s leading receiver with 687 yards. 2022 second-rounder Skyy Moore had just 250 receiving yards, though he stands to enjoy a larger role in year two.
One notable name who could address the Chiefs’ need for a capable WR1? Arizona Hopkins’ Pro Bowler DeAndre Hopkins, who has dominated the trade rumor mill in recent weeks.
Bleacher Report’s Kristopher Knox shared several blockbuster trade ideas that could still transpire this year. Among them: The five-time Pro Bowler going to Kansas City for an early-round draft choice:
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Meanwhile, the Kansas City Chiefs lost receivers JuJu Smith-Schuster and Mecole Hardman in free agency. Hopkins would be a terrific go-to target for quarterback Patrick Mahomes, and Kansas City is at least somewhat interested.
According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, the Chiefs are among the teams who “are at least looking” at a Hopkins trade. Fowler also mentioned the Buffalo Bills, who are seeking depth behind Stefon Diggs and Gabe Davis.
Buffalo’s reported interest in Hopkins could force the hand of Chiefs general manager Brett Veach. If he isn’t amenable to surrendering a second-round pick, a third-rounder might do the trick.”
Hopkins was limited to nine games in 2022 but still finished with a superb stat line of 64 receptions for 717 yards and three touchdowns. The soon-to-be 31-year-old has crossed the 1,000-yard mark in six of his 10 NFL Seasons.
For his career, Hopkins has 853 receptions for 11,298 yards and 71 touchdowns. He has also recorded double-digit receiving touchdowns in three NFL seasons.
Kansas City general manager Brett Veach has been relatively quiet in free agency thus far, save for the Jawaan Taylor signing. The ex-Jacksonville Jaguars’ offensive tackle signed a four-year deal worth $80 million, replacing Pro Bowler Orlando Brown Jr., who left for the Cincinnati Bengals in free agency.
If the Chiefs don’t end up landing Hopkins or another big-named veteran WR (like Odell Beckham Jr.), there is always the Apr. 27-29 Draft. Regardless, it would be a surprise if Veach didn’t add another notable receiver before training camp.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.