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Should the Kansas City Chiefs trade for disgruntled receiver Andre Johnson?

Peter Aiken

From the FanPosts -Joel

Looking for another target, Alex Smith?

It's not everyday a seven-time Pro Bowler is rumored to be on the move. The Houston Texans and 32 year-old receiver Andre Johnson are going through a rough patch and Johnson has reportedly asked for a trade, per reports.

A total of four teams have already expressed interest in Johnson, with several others being linked to him as a potential suitors. Though it seems unlikely Johnson will be dealt, it's worth discussing Kansas City as a potential landing spot.

The Chiefs have been already been mentioned as a potential fit by NFL.com's Marc Sessler:

Outside of the Browns, the Chiefs might have the deepest hole at wideout. Dwayne Bowe isn't the same player and Donnie Avery or Junior Hemingway would struggle to make plenty of rosters. The need is there, but the Chiefs don't strike us as the wheeling-and-dealing type.

Bowe, just three years younger than Johnson, is due $8.75 million in 2014, a little less than the $10 million Johnson is set to receive from Houston. That's a lot of dough to be dishing out to a pair of aging receivers, which makes Kansas City less likely to trade for Johnson.

Both Bowe and Johnson are No. 1 WR types, and both are aging (though Dwayne is obviously much more youthful). If Kansas City were to trade for Johnson, a contract restructure would likely be in order.

Johnson, however, may be willing to take less money to play for a contender. Relocating to a more competitive team is why he asked to be traded, after all.

The Chiefs are coming off an 11-win playoff season that resulted in ten players being invited to play in the league's annual Pro Bowl game. That's a lot of talent on an up-and-coming team.

Will the Chiefs show interest in yet another Pro Bowler, Johnson? Time will tell.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Arrowhead Pride's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Arrowhead Pride writers or editors.

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