Signed, sealed and delivered. Jeremy Maclin is a Kansas City Chiefs. There will be a 2 p.m. (Arrowhead Time) press conference to announce it.
Raise your hand if you had at least a slight concern this was another Emmanuel Sanders situation? Whew.
It's a five-year deal worth $11 million per year, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.
The Chiefs biggest need heading into the offseason was wide receiver so they signed one of the two best available free agent receivers in Maclin. Andy Reid's offense is known for being very verbiage-heavy that takes time to learn. The best part about the Maclin signing is that he has four years of experience in that offense after Reid drafted him in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft.
Maclin missed the 2013 season due to an ACL tear but bet on himself by signing a one-year deal with the Eagles for 2014 when he caught 85 balls for 1,318 yards in a breakout season. Then led to a nice pay day from the Chiefs.
Maclin is the new No. 1 receiver. The Chiefs will also expect increased production from Albert Wilson, who came on strong at the end of the season, and De'Anthony Thomas, who had a slow start to this season because of an injury. Add in potential young talents like Da'Rick Rogers and the Chiefs receivers are finally showing some promise.