It's that time of year again. The time when free agency
is could be around the corner, when Kansas City Chiefs fans talk about the need for a receiver, and when the name of Arizona Cardinals WR Steve Breaston is brought up.
[Editor's note: It's kind of funny looking at our old stories when Todd Haley was first hired. We were convinced every Cardinals free agent was coming to KC.]
To get you up to speed, I went back to a time shortly after Todd Haley's first season in Kansas City when we were wondering if Breaston would be a fit in red and gold.
Take a look at the last year and a half of stories talking about Breaston and the Chiefs after the jump, and then participate in the poll.
February 22, 2010 (Arrowhead Pride):
Breaston, Haley's former receiver in Arizona and a restricted free agent, is expected to receive a first round tender. At that price, the Chiefs likely wouldn't be interested.
However, if the Cardinals are willing to take less, I could imagine Haley and the Chiefs would be curious to see what his market value is.
March 3, 2010 (Arrowhead Pride):
First up is WR Steve Breaston who was offered a first round tender.
There's no way the Chiefs pay that price but it doesn't mean he's off the market. The Cardinals, if they want to keep him, likely felt he was safe at that numbers.
May 19, 2011 (Pro Football Talk):
For Chiefs fans asking: Yep, Breaston would make a lot of sense there. Seems like a guy could intrigue Pats too.
July 3, 2011 (Pro Football Weekly):
Depending on their salary-cap situation, the Chiefs could make a run at free-agent WR Steve Breaston when the league year begins. Kansas City needs a slot receiver to play with starters Dwayne Bowe and Jonathan Baldwin, a role in which Breaston has thrived. He also is very familiar with Chiefs head coach Todd Haley, who was Breaston's offensive coordinator at Arizona in 2007 and '08.
July 5, 2011 (SB Nation Kansas City):
Enter Steve Breaston. Breaston is one of those free agents that seem automatically connected to their next home. He's already familiar with Chiefs head coach Todd Haley from his days as an assistant coach in Arizona. He fills the role the Chiefs need him to. The team has the money to spend, the need on the roster, the rising star that a free agent would like and the familiarity to make an instant impact. In fact, the signing makes more sense than perhaps most others that will take place sometime in the next month (most likely).