Kansas City Chiefs GM Brett Veach gave us a revealing look at what could be coming on March 14 when free agency begins. WR Albert Wilson is one of the Chiefs top free agents and Veach was asked if he thought Wilson could get looks from other teams around the league.
“Well, Matt is in Chicago and he knows all about him,” Veach said.
That would be Matt Nagy, the Bears new head coach. I chuckled when I saw that comment because it seemed so honest! Wilson would be a great fit in Chicago with Nagy bringing his version of the West Coast offense there.
“I think when teams watch Albert they will understand how valuable he is and we certainly feel the same way,” Veach said. “We would be super excited to get him back, but we know we have to go through the process here.”
Wilson played just well enough last year to possibly price him out of the Chiefs range. I look at the big picture on the Chiefs offense in that you have three main weapons -- Kareem Hunt, Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce. Add in Chris Conley and anyone who comes into that offense is likely to be the fourth or fifth option at best.
In Chicago, meanwhile, Wilson’s familiarity with the offense could be critical for a bunch of guys learning the offense for the first time.
Wilson was a receiver that was too short (5’9) and a school that was too small (Georgia State) that the Chiefs took a chance on. His growth has been very cool to see and I hope he makes a boatload of money this offseason.