Kansas City Chiefs Rumors: DeSean Jackson Should Fill WR Need

By Connor Muldowney
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The Kansas City Chiefs were one of the biggest surprises in the NFL last season. After a 9-0 start to the 2013 campaign, the Chiefs fell off a bit, losing five of their next seven games. The defense wasn’t the reason for the struggles, but the offense seemed to rely far too heavily upon the success of Jamaal Charles. However, the team could use an upgrade on offense at the wide receiver position in DeSean Jackson.

It has been rumored that the Chiefs had shown interest in trading for the now-former Philadelphia Eagles wide out. Many have speculated that the Chiefs could add him because they are desperate to fill their wide receiving need.

However, that’s not the only reason the Chiefs make perfect sense for Jackson, and vice versa. Andy Reid, the former Eagles head coach and current coach of Kansas City, is believed to have had a father-son relationship with Jackson.

In fact, it is believed that Reid gave him chances in Philadelphia that not many others would.

For this signing to happen, the Chiefs need to show Jackson that they will give him a chance, but this could be his last. It seems as if Jackson’s chances in the NFL are running thin and his alleged gang affiliations could be a tipping point.

If there’s any team in the league that needs a wide out, it’s the Chiefs who ranked 24th in the league in passing yards last season with the leading receiver being running back Jamaal Charles with 693 yards.

Jackson is coming off a career year in which he caught 82 passes for 1,332 yards and nine scores. This is a signing that needs to happen and one that makes perfect sense.

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