Kansas City Chiefs Connected To Big-Time Free Agent Receiver

Calvin Ridley
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The Kansas City Chiefs may be in the Super Bowl, but that does not change the fact that they could certainly use more weapons in their aerial attack.

Could the Chiefs pursue a big-name wide receiver in free agency?

Brad Spielberger of Pro Football Focus thinks Kansas City should target Jacksonville Jaguars wide out Calvin Ridley this offseason.

While Spielberger notes that the Chiefs rarely make big free-agent splashes, he thinks they may make an exception this time around considering how large of a need the club has at the position.

Kansas City will also have some cap room to work with (about $24 million), so it should certainly have enough resources at its disposal to land a player like Ridley.

Ridley is coming off of a terrific 2023 campaign in which he hauled in 76 receptions for 1,016 yards and eight touchdowns.

The 29-year-old, who played his collegiate football at the University of Alabama, was originally selected by the Atlanta Falcons with the 26th overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft.

He enjoyed an impressive rookie year, catching 64 passes for 821 yards and 10 scores. The following, Ridley stagnated, snaring 63 balls for 866 yards while reaching the end zone seven times. Then, in 2020, Ridley broke out, racking up 90 catches for 1,374 yards and nine touchdowns.

Ridley proceeded to play in just five games in 2021 before stepping away from football due to personal issues, and in March 2022, he was suspended by the NFL for betting on games.

He was traded to the Jaguars in November 2022, and in February 2023, he was reinstated.

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