Bobby Wade was signed to the Kansas City Chiefs roster on September 15, 2009, just two days after KC's opening season loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Wade was part of a handful of free agent wide receivers the Chiefs would sign in '09, including Amani Toomer, Bobby Engram, Ashley Lelie and Chris Chambers.
Wade never topped his first game as a Chief. Against the Raiders in Week 2, the former Minnesota Viking had 6 catches for 72 yards. He would never have as many catches or yards in a game the rest of the season.
My opinion of Bobby Wade is that he's an average receiver who will probably bounce around to a couple more teams before his career fizzles out. He doesn't have overwhelming speed; has issues with drops; and fought with Todd Haley on the sidelines during the Chiefs Week 13 game against the Broncos.
He's completely expendable, in my opinion. And judging by his erratic starting schedule over the season, Todd Haley doesn't think Wade is consistent enough to be a full-time starter. That said, I do think Wade fits in the Chiefs' plans as a #3 receiver at best. He's just not a starter.
Here are some recent quotes from AP commenters on Wade:
hmills10: "I don’t think Bobby Wade’s gonna wow anyone, but he becomes a pretty decent threat, if the protections get better."
Dagda: "There is nothing wrong with Bobby Wade as the 3rd wideout."
aasukisuki: "Glad to see Bobby Wade back. He’s easily become one of my favorite players on the team this year. I hope he finishes his career in KC."
I've put together some numbers on Wade's 2009 season and linked a few stories. It's all there, after the jump.
Here are some stats on Bobby Wade's '09 season:
- 0 games started; played in 12 games
- 36 receptions
- 367 yards receiving
- 2 TDs
- Targeted 74 times
- 9 drops
Here are some stories on Wade from this past year:
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|WR||11 Chris Chambers||80 Bobby Wade||14 Quinten Lawrence|
|LT||76 Branden Albert||74 Wade Smith||67 Barry Richardson|
|LG||54 Brian Waters||62 Andy Alleman||66 Darryl Harris|
|C||64 Rudy Niswanger||74 Wade Smith|
|RG||74 Wade Smith||62 Andy Alleman||60 Ikechuku Ndukwe|
|RT||75 Ryan O'Callaghan||67 Barry Richardson||60 Ikechuku Ndukwe|
|TE||45 Leonard Pope||85 Jake O'Connell||89 Sean Ryan|
|WR||82 Dwayne Bowe||10 Terrance Copper||17 Lance Long|
|QB||7 Matt Cassel||12 Brodie Croyle||15 Matt Gutierrez|
|FB||42 Mike Cox||46 Tim Castille|
|RB||25 Jamaal Charles||46 Tim Castille||40 Javarris Williams|
|LE||94 Tyson Jackson||92 Wallace Gilberry||71 Alex Magee|
|NT||95 Ron Edwards||70 Dion Gales||69 Derek Lokey|
|RE||72 Glenn Dorsey||71 Alex Magee||70 Dion Gales|
|LOLB||50 Mike Vrabel||96 Andy Studebaker||97 Pierre Walters|
|LILB||53 Demorrio Williams||56 Derrick Johnson||52 David Herron|
|RILB||51 Corey Mays||59 Jovan Belcher|
|ROLB||91 Tamba Hali||97 Pierre Walters|
|LCB||24 Brandon Flowers||23 Mike Richardson||34 Travis Daniels|
|RCB||39 Brandon Carr||20 Donald Washington|
|SS||30 Mike Brown||48 Reshard Langford|
|FS||47 Jon McGraw||35 Ricky Price|
|P||2 Dustin Colquitt|
|K||6 Ryan Succop|
|KO||6 Ryan Succop|
|PC||43 Thomas Gafford||96 Andy Studebaker|
|KC||43 Thomas Gafford|
|H||2 Dustin Colquitt|
|PR||80 Bobby Wade||14 Quinten Lawrence|
|KR||14 Quinten Lawrence||25 Jamaal Charles||17 Lance Long|