Kansas City Chiefs Opinion: Darrius Heyward-Bey

By Damon Salvadore
Kelley L Cox-US Presswire

Last week, the Kansas City Chiefs signed wide receiver Donnie Avery. He signed with the Chiefs for three years. It was a good move, but star wide receiver Dwayne Bowe needs more help.

Recently, the Oakland Raiders released Darrius Heyward-Bey. Maybe the Chiefs should consider taking a look at him. Andy Reid has always been a pass-first type of coach and regardless of who is in the backfield, he will continue that, even if it is Jamaal Charles.

What would be sweeter for Chiefs management than to sign a first-round drafted player from a rival team that didn’t fit their system and make him fit Kansas City’s own system?

Of course Bowe is the man. That doesn’t change, but the constant double-teaming of any superstar takes its toll. Bowe was the leading receiver for the Chiefs last season with 801 yards and three touchdowns — both the most on the team. Tight end Tony Moeki had the second-most yards with 453 yards and just one single touchdown.

With the signing of former No. 1 overall draft pick Alex Smith, the team has made it clear that they want to win now.

Heyward-Bey isn’t a superstar, but he has had his moments. Just last season, he had five touchdowns, more than any other Chiefs wide receiver. Heyward-Bey is also extreme fast, as Al Davis let us all know on draft day. Sure, he was overdrafted at No. 7, but he is still a viable No. 2 option and would help Bowe out a lot.

In 2010, Heyward-Bey had nearly 1,000 yards catching passes from Jason Campbell and Carson Palmer. Pretty impressive.

Heyward-Bey is currently only 26-years old and he comes at a low cost. Who knows, maybe he wouldn’t mind sticking it to his old team.


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