One of the fairly obvious potential landing spots for DeSean Jackson when he was released by the Philadelphia Eagles on Friday was the Kansas City Chiefs. He would be reunited with the head coach who drafted him, Andy Reid, and would land on a legitimate Super Bowl contender.
Late Saturday night though, the Chiefs pulled out of the race for Jackson’s services. Now we’re learning from Ian Rapoport that the reason they decided not to pursue him any more was mainly because they feel that can’t afford him.
#Chiefs & Andy Reid were intrigued by DeSean Jackson, but with limited cap space, can’t match the budding open market. Would’ve loved DeSean
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 30, 2014
This is a rare occurrence where one of the top wide receivers in the league has hit the open market unexpectedly, so there are few teams at this point that will have enough space to give Jackson the paycheck that he’s going to be looking for.
Unfortunately for Reid and Jackson, the Chiefs aren’t one of them.