The Kansas City Chiefs have made several key moves this offseason, but one move stands above the rest according to CBS Sports.
The national sports media outlet recently named the best offseason move by each AFC franchise and their choice for Kansas City, surprisingly, wasn’t the signing of offensive tackle Jawaan Taylor.
Instead, CBS Sports went with a move that was a little more under-the-radar. CBS Sports listed the signing of wide receiver Richie James as the Chiefs’ best move so far this offseason.
From CBS Sports: Signing WR Richie James isn’t nearly the headline-grabber that is paying $80 million for ex-Jaguars OT Jawaan Taylor, but he quietly emerged as a reliable target machine for Daniel Jones during the Giants’ 2022 playoff push. Much cheaper than the departed JuJu Smith-Schuster, he adds solid depth behind Kadarius Toney and Marquez Valdes-Scantling out wide.
James, who turns 28 in September, caught 57 passes for 569 yards and four touchdowns last season for the New York Giants.
The former seventh-round draft pick will obviously have a much better quarterback situation in Kansas City than he had in New York, so he could be in store for his best season yet in the NFL.
It all depends on what kind of role James will play for the Chiefs. For now, it looks like the former Middle Tennessee State standout is buried on the depth chart behind Skyy Moore, Kadarius Toney, and Marquez Valdes-Scantling. But he should have plenty opportunities this summer to earn a key role with the Chiefs.