It’s the time of year when fans value cap space more than they do actual good players and so I wasn’t surprised to see some fans asking this offseason how much cap space the Chiefs would save by cutting Jeremy Maclin. It doesn’t sound like that’s going to happen the way Andy Reid talked about him at his Combine press conference.
Maclin’s 536 yards receiving was the worst of his career (besides the season he missed with his ACL tear). Reid, however, is not worried.
“I think that was kind of a freak thing,” Reid said. “I’m not worried about Jeremy. Jeremy works hard and no one wants to do better than Jeremy. You’re going to have those years where you get banged up a little bit, but he’s still a productive guy. He loves to play the game. I think he enjoys Kansas City, so I’m not worried about him at all.”
Maclin went through some personal grief early in the year and then had a hamstring injury that hampered him in the second half of the season. That combined with the emergence of Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce led to the worst statistical season of his career. However, Big Red believes he’ll come back and play well. Maclin’s still a good bet to put up numbers at just 28 years old.