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The Kansas City Chiefs are not expected to be in the mix to trade for San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel.
Even with Deebo Samuel wanting out, this is why the Kansas City Chiefs are not a realistic trading destination for the San Francisco 49ers wide receiver in the offseason.
Jeffri Chadiha of NFL.com reported Thursday morning that the Chiefs are not expected to trade for a star receiver this offseason. Whether it’s Samuel, DK Metcalf of the Seattle Seahawks, AJ Brown of the Tennessee Titans or Terry McLaurin of the Washington Commanders, those four options are “probably all long shots at this point.” Kansas City is not paying top dollar here.
Factor in that the Chiefs swapped Tyreek Hill away because he got too expensive makes all the sense why Kansas City will grab the wide receiver position with one of their two first-round picks on Thursday night.
The Kansas City Chiefs did not expect to trade for Deebo Samuel out of season
Since the Chiefs have already added JuJu Smith-Schuster and Marquez Valdes-Scantling in the NFL free agency, there is simply not enough money for the Chiefs to swap for a third veteran wide receiver. By being patient and spending either top-32 picks on a wide receiver, Chiefs could theoretically have five years of control over a coveted receiver prospect coming out of college.
Honestly, first-round picks have been a bit underestimated for that reason. It has become more and more popular for players on day two of their respective NFL Drafts to demand a new contract before they even get to year four. Underpaid for three years no doubt, but they will make more money than classmates in the first round who play on their fifth year opportunity.
Admittedly, it is not a complete inefficiency at this point, but a trend in that direction. As for what the Chiefs should do, they should draft a wide receiver with a big upside with either first-round picks. This player may have a huge boom-or-bust potential, but if he can not succeed in Kansas City, then where should he succeed? For the money, it’s the logical draft of move.
As soon as the chiefs exchanged Hill, they were immediately removed from Samuel’s competitions.