NFL Free Agents 2011: Steve Breaston to Chiefs Is Most Underrated Acquisition

Chase SummersCorrespondent IJuly 29, 2011

On Wednesday the Chiefs signed free agent wide receiver Steve Breaston. It was a move they hope will bolster a receiving corps that heavily relies on Dwayne Bowe.

It was probably the best move that no one is talking about.

Breaston is one of the most underrated players in the NFL and is dangerous as both a slot receiver and out wide. He has great hands and speed and seems to always find the open part of the field.

Along with first round draft pick Jonathan Baldwin, Breaston and Bowe make a great triplet of receivers.

Baldwin and Bowe are big targets who can make catches over smaller defenders and score a ton of touchdowns. Both can also go deep, especially Baldwin.

Breaston can make huge plays after the catch with his speed and moves. 

With all three players working together, the previously run based Chiefs can now stretch the field and open even more run lanes. They can also make Matt Cassel a true Pro Bowl quarterback.

With the offense clicking on all cylinders, the Chiefs should be the favorite to win the AFC West. The defense is young and improving, the line is great and Thomas Jones and Jamaal Charles are a great one-two punch.

The weaknesses in this team are few and they have a chance to be one of the best teams in the NFL for the next decade. 

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