Did the Kansas City Chiefs Get a Steal By Signing Donnie Avery?

By Dan Parzych
(Denny Medley/USA Today Sports)

The Indianapolis Colts overcame all odds last season with rookie quarterback Andrew Luck under center to earn the No. 5 seed in the AFC playoffs–which was impressive considering they went 2-14 the previous season. One of the reason why the Colts found so much success was because of the emergence of Donnie Avery after the wideout caught 60 passes for 781 yards and three touchdowns.

With these types of numbers, Avery’s expectations will be high for the 2013 season, but unfortunately for Luck and company–he won’t be back in Indianapolis.

On the second day of free agency, Avery agreed to sign with the Kansas City Chiefs–who have been quite busy themselves this offseason with numerous key moves. On top of signing Dwayne Bowe to a new five-year deal, the Chiefs acquired Alex Smith in a trade from the San Francisco 49ers as they look to bounce back from having the worst record in the NFL last season–which earned them the No. 1 pick in April.

Not only has Avery been praised for his blazing speed, but he’s proven to be a reliable deep threat as well–which makes this a great addition for Kanas City. It’s still way too early on to tell, but don’t be surprised if Avery ends up being one of the biggest steals of free agency for the Chiefs as last year seemed to be just a sign of what’s to come throughout his career.

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