The Kansas City Chiefs thought they had an agreement in place with free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, only to later learn he had signed with their division rivals in the Denver Broncos.
How much of this is trumped up because of the rivalry and how much wrong was actually done is a line forever blurred, but the fact of the matter remains that with Sanders unsigned, the Chiefs continue to be in the market for a wide receiver.
According to Terez Paylor, the Chiefs are going cradle robbing to look for young receivers and aren’t in the market for veterans.
I’ve been hearing the #Chiefs are looking for younger WRs. Rules out some of the older vets out there.
— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) March 17, 2014
The Draft seems a great place to pick up young receivers, as the class is deep this year. But the Chiefs have only a few picks in the early rounds and need to prioritize their needs.
Targeting young receivers means that the likes of Devin Hester and others are out of luck in Kansas City, but the Chiefs seem determined to find long term fits with youthful rising stars.