Kansas City head coach Todd Haley is not just looking to build momentum off his 2010 success. He is looking to put a stranglehold on the AFC West division and build a dynasty.
His offense is loaded, but it is still missing something. In wake of Charlie Weiss leaving the Chiefs, Kansas City and Haley are looking to make a chief move to keep them atop the wild, wild West division for years to come by bringing on a man familiar with Haley.
“i'm told cardinals wr steve breaston is headed to kansas city. has agreed to a 5-year deal that includes $9 million guaranteed,” according to Jim Trotter on Twitter.
I mentioned Breaston as a potential fit for the Chiefs back in March, and this signing still makes all the sense in the world.
Haley is familiar with Breaston’s skill set from his days in Arizona and would benefit from having a player he can rely on in this time of accelerated preparation.
More importantly, Haley knows he needs a veteran receiver for this young squad and Breaston is cheaper than most veterans on the open market.
They just drafted Jon Baldwin out of Pittsburgh to start opposite superstar Dwayne Bowe, which is perfect for Breaston.
Breaston is better suited in the slot, where he can work on second- and third-tier cornerbacks in man coverage. With his experience, he will abuse most corners out of the slot and will be an extremely reliable option for Matt Cassel.
Breaston does not have blazing speed, but he has solid hands and quickness, which will allow him to pick up first downs with ease for this offense.
The Chiefs are building an explosive offense, but they need to continue to put the pedal to floor and put the pressure on the rest of the division. With Breaston on board, Kansas City has four playmaking receivers when taking into account the spectacular Dexter McCluster.
The Chiefs could legitimately throw four playmaking wide receivers on the field and then use Jamaal Charles in the backfield to exploit defenses.
Haley’s offense will become far more versatile with Breaston in Kansas City than if he was forced to rely on rookie Baldwin and second-year McCluster.
Breaston is essential to the Chiefs’ progression as a franchise and would help this team gain ground as a postseason threat this season.