According to Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star, the Kansas City Chiefs are expected to show interest in free agent wide receiver Jeremy Maclin this coming offseason. The Chiefs are looking for upgrades to their aerial attack for quarterback Alex Smith, and Maclin very well could be a cheaper option because of the ACL injury that he is coming off. This would be a very intriguing move that very well could be a huge boost to an already solid offense.
Maclin has struggled with injury issues throughout his career, and missed the entire 2013 season due to a torn ACL. He has admitted that he may have to take a discounted contract or a one-year deal to prove himself following that big of an injury.
In 2012 with the Philadelphia Eagles, Maclin played in 15 games. He was able to catch 69 passes for a total of 857 yards and seven touchdowns, which shows just how good he can be when healthy. There’s no doubt that he would add yet another playmaker to an offense that already has the potential to break off a big play at any time. Alex Smith has proven to be the quarterback of the future for the Chiefs, and they want to bring in as good of a supporting cast as they can.
At his current rate of progress, Maclin is expected to be cleared for the beginning of training camp, which is certainly good news for any interested team. Maclin was originally drafted by Andy Reid in Philadelphia, and could be an exact fit with what Reid is trying to do in Kansas City. This is certainly a potential destination to keep an eye on for Maclin.