Following Sunday’s 24-20 home loss to Buffalo Bills the Kansas City Chiefs are 4-2 and in first place in the AFC West. And while their offense has been good this season, they’re missing that dynamic home run threat that former receiver Tyreek Hill brought before being traded to the Dolphins during the offseason.
The likes of tight end Travis Kelce, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Marques Valdez-Scantling, Mecole Hardman and Skyy Moore have been solid, but no one has assumed the role of throwing fear into opposing defenses with deep speed.
During Sunday’s loss that was never more obvious as the Bills were able to implement a defensive game plan that wasn’t possible when the Chiefs had the speedy Reek on the move. Mahomes’ inability to stretch the field raised some eyebrows, and now there’s rumors that the team may be looking to add free agent star wideout Odell Beckham Jr.
During Kelce’s podcast called “New Heights,” with his brother, Eagles All-Pro center Jason Kelce, Travis mentioned he’s all about doing whatever it takes to make the team better. So when the team contacted his agent about converting his salary into a bonus to free up cap space, he was all for it.
“Yeah, my agent just hit me up and said they want to free up some cap space. So, I was like, I get the money now? All right. And it frees up cap space for us to get better as a team. … I’m not sure yet. It’s a smart move, right? You’re freeing up cap space to be able to do something.”
— New Heights (@newheightshow) October 19, 2022
Jason Kelce Believes Adding A Healthy OBJ Could Be Huge For KC
K.C. is in need of a proven deep threat, and that’s what OBJ brings, as well as elite route-running and great hands. Jason Kelce watched his Eagles — the lone remaining unbeaten in the NFL — add A.J. Brown via trade on draft night, and the move has done wonders for rising QB Jalen Hurts. So, he knows what OBJ could mean for a Chiefs team that’s good but could become great with him. And, of course, Travis wants it to happen, saying this:
“I want them to come true. I’ve not heard anything in the locker room or anything around the facility.”
“Something in the air for sure.”
Jason added fuel to the fire with this statement:
“We can neither confirm nor deny, but we will speculate. Look forward to seeing OBJ in a Chiefs uniform.”
OBJ Is On His Recruiting Tour
While a decision looms for Beckham and its almost certain that he’ll join a contender, teams like the Bills, Rams, Ravens, Packers and Chiefs are all in on the former NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and three-time Pro Bowl receiver.
KC, GB, Rams, Buff, BMORE https://t.co/eDutp930BQ
— Marcus Spears (@mspears96) October 6, 2022
OBJ has had a stellar career when healthy, tallying 536 receptions for 7,367 yards and 56 touchdowns. K.C. or Buffalo is where this dynamic playmaker will end up. OBJ once again positioning himself to be the difference maker come Super Bowl time.