Spread the word — Kansas City is the place to go for any wide receiver trying to land a long-term deal. It’ll likely come after a prove-it deal, though, thanks to Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
If you don’t believe me, just asking JuJu Smith-Schuster. While JuJu played a critical role in the Chiefs 2023 Super Bowl season, he didn’t arrive in Kansas City as much of a coveted commodity.
This offseason, Smith-Schuster is expected to receive a contract north of $13 million per season on a multiyear deal. He talked smack after winning the Super Bowl, in part because he drew a hold on Eagles defensive back James Bradberry. It’s been a wonderful year for JuJu, all because he made the smart decision to sign in KC and play with Patrick Mahomes.
Chiefs rumors: Patrick Mahomes fields calls from interested wideouts
Mahomes is basically made of money at this point, and is happy to lend a helping hand in making others rich as well.
On Good Morning Football, James Palmer said the following, per Sports Illustrated:
"“…Receivers from around the league are interested in playing for Kansas City. As far as quarterback Patrick Mahomes is concerned, Palmer says that wideouts have been “calling him this entire offseason” asking if they can come play with him on the Chiefs. While Palmer admits that he isn’t alluding to a signing directly, he continued by saying the possibility of an external addition is “out there on the table.”"
Mahomes is fielding calls from wide receivers across the league, and it’s tough to blame them. In what could be a down market for wideouts as a whole, Kansas City is an attractive backup plan should any free agent fail to receive the long-term deal they covet.
KC needs to replace both Smith-Schuster and Mecole Hardman this offseason if they aren’t re-signed. The line is busy for now, but Mahomes’ customer service rep will be without you shortly.