The Kansas City Chiefs reddit page asked to predict the biggest surprise this season and this answer from one of their readers stood out to me:
I think Rod Streater is gonna make an impact this year. I remember watching him while he was in Oakland and just thinking how much better he would be if he was on a better team, and he still notched about 600 and 900 yards in his first two seasons. He fits our offense perfectly.
Not saying he can be a 1,000 yard or a 30 TD (though he clearly could) player or anything, but I think he'll be able to draw enough attention to open up the passing game, take some pressure off of Kelce and Maclin.
That’s not a bad prediction (if we’re assuming that 30 TDs was a typo ... I didn’t know what they meant - probably 10 - so I just left it).
It got me thinking that Rod Streater really is one of the biggest unknowns next season. He had a good start in Oakland with 99 catches and over 1,400 yards in his first two seasons. And then the wheels fell off for the last two. Based on that early success, if he’s healthy, could you see him being the third receiver? Filling in with injuries and carving out a role? The potential is clearly there.
Streater also has a good sized cap hit at nearly $5 million so you wouldn’t shock me if you predicted he would be cut before the season. If Chris Conley and Albert Wilson are clearly better than him, are you going to pay $4.8 million to your fourth receiver option in an offense with Alex Smith? I don’t think that would be advised. There’s also his past with injuries which could derail all of this.
So, yeah, I really have no idea. Could be good. Could be nothing. (This is why you pay the big bucks for my analysis)
Which way do you think Streater goes this season?