The Chiefs have more talent than their 2-14 record in 2012 would suggest. After all, they sent three players per win to Hawaii for the Pro Bowl.
Apart from the six Pro Bowlers, the Chiefs also have receiver Dexter McCluster. According to Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star, new coach Andy Reid has big plans for McCluster, a second-round pick in 2010.
“He’s not the biggest guy in the world, but he’s got a heart of a lion,” Reid said. “He’s got that . . . tremendous quickness and can catch. He’s pretty good at running the football, so there is a place for him. You line him up everywhere. You can move him around and kind of do some unique things with him.
“I like McCluster. I think he’s a good football player and he has a role on this football team. I’ve got some things in mind for him.”
Per Teicher, Reid wanted to draft McCluster in Philly. Which makes senses, given that Reid has a proven affinity for undersized wideouts.
Reid has McCluster now, and it’ll be interesting to see what Reid has in store for a player who has every season to have a big year in the final year of his rookie contract.