The Kansas City Chiefs have one of the most explosive offenses in the NFL. It is a big reason that they are hosting the AFC Championship Game for the fourth consecutive season, as they will be facing off with the upstart Cincinnati Bengals for a shot at playing in the Super Bowl.
While all of the team’s focus is on that, and rightfully so, there are a few people within the organization that have begun preparing for the offseason. Could this be the year that Andy Reid has to find a new offensive coordinator because someone finally hires Eric Bieniemy to be their head coach?
Roster-wise, the Chiefs are pretty deep. They remade their offensive line during the 2021 offseason after Patrick Mahomes got crushed behind a lackluster line last season. The line has performed much better in 2021 and now it is time to upgrade elsewhere on the roster.
They could once again focus on the offensive side of the ball, which seems odd given how successful they are. But, if there is one thing this offense is truly lacking is a No. 2 wide receiver.
Mecole Hardman, DeMarcus Robinson and Bryon Pringle have had a few solid performances throughout the season, but no one has stepped up as the bonafide No. 2 behind Tyreek Hill. This year’s free agency could provide them with a chance to do so.
Losing Sammy Watkins in free agency hurt more than people thought it would. While Hill and Travis Kelce are both excellent, no one else emerged as a consistent difference-maker. To change that, Charles Goldman of Chiefs Wire believes they should target Allen Robinson in free agency.
The Chiefs offense is already a scary one to go up against but adding someone such as Robinson to it would make it downright terrifying. Robinson struggled in 2021, catching only 38 passes for 438 yards and one touchdown in 11 games. However, this is a player who has had some truly dominant seasons in his career.
In 2019 and 2020, Robinson recorded back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons. It was the second and third times in his career he reached that plateau as he is the best contested-catch wide receiver in the NFL.
What made those seasons even more impressive was who he was catching passes from. Blake Bortles, Mitchell Trubisky and Nick Foles were the starting quarterbacks in his 1,000-yard seasons. Imagine what he could do with Mahomes throwing him the ball?
Robinson played out 2021 on a franchise tag and it is hard to imagine him cashing in after the season he had. A one-year prove-it deal with the Chiefs would provide him a chance to put up some big numbers and cash in as a free agent in 2023.