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Maybe the Kansas City Chiefs No. 2 WR isn’t as important as we think

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We’ve spent plenty of time this offseason talking about the Kansas City Chiefs position battles and one we will continue to discuss quite a bit in training camp is the No. 2 receiver. More specifically, is this going to be Chris Conley or Albert Wilson? Or will it be a darkhorse like Rod Streater?

Maybe the Chiefs No. 2 receiver doesn’t matter all that much. The Chiefs have Jamaal Charles returning while they extended their two other backs, Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware. They figure to be part of the offense. Then there’s Jeremy Maclin and Travis Kelce, who will assuredly have better seasons than whoever the Chiefs No. 2 receiver ends up being.

All those options ahead of the Chiefs No. 2 receiver is what led Neil Hornsby of Pro Football Focus to write this:

At the moment, it’s tough seeing this Kansas City offense being much more than a run-first team that feeds Maclin and tight end Travis Kelce the ball regularly, with the second receiver acting as a poorly disguised after-thought once again in 2016.

He’s probably right. The Chiefs do need a little more out another receiver to take that next explosive step. Charcandrick West had more receiving yards than Chris Conley last year. Even if that No. 2 receiver can provide some explosive plays here and there, that should be enough when you consider Jamaal, Maclin and Kelce as well.