3 Wide Receivers the Chiefs Can Still Trade for After Brandin Cooks Extension

Larry Rupp
Three wide receivers the Kansas City Chiefs can still trade for after Brandin Cooks' extension.
Three wide receivers the Kansas City Chiefs can still trade for after Brandin Cooks' extension. / Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
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The Kansas City Chiefs shocked the NFL world when they traded No. 1 wide receiver Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins a few weeks ago. Despite adding JuJu Smith-Schuster and Marquez Valdes-Scantling in free agency, the team is still in need of capable pass-catchers to fill in the gaps.

Brandin Cook's contract extension with the Houston Texans takes another veteran name off the board when it comes to possible trade targets. The options are quickly dwindling ahead of the NFL Draft, so here are three wideouts the Chiefs can still trade for.

Kansas City Chiefs Trade Rumors

1. Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks are set to enter a rebuilding period following the trade of franchise quarterback Russell Wilson. It makes the idea of Tyler Lockett sticking around that much more unrealistic. The 29-year-old has posted over 1,000 yards in each of the last three seasons and owns an impressive career catch percentage mark of 71.8%. That is exactly the type of player the Kansas City front office should be looking for to replace Hill's production. Keep in mind the Chiefs now have two first-round picks in the 2022 draft. They could use one of them as the centerpiece in a Lockett deal. After all, that pick could go a long way in re-shaping Seattle's roster for the future.

2. Kenny Golladay, New York Giants

There hasn't been any rumors regarding the Giants wanting to cut ties with Kenny Golladay after just one year. However, it would make a lot of sense if that statement were to be true. The Pro Bowl talent was inked to a four-year deal worth $72 million last offseason to be the team's No. 1 pass-catcher. Golladay then went on to rack up only 521 yards and 0 touchdowns on 37 receptions in 2021 (14 games). New York is attempting to build a roster capable of competing in the NFC East. A deal between these two teams not only gives Golladay a fresh start on one of the best offenses in the NFL, but it would also give the Giants a clean slate at WR.

3. Laviska Shenault, Jacksonville Jaguars

The Chiefs may not have the assets needed to deal for a dynamic No. 1 WR. That makes adding a versatile player like Laviska Shenault to the mix the next best option. The former Colorado standout excels when the ball is in his hands and that is proven by the 5.7 yards after the catch he averages in his career. The only problem for Shenault is that he is deep down on the depth chart after Jacksonville signed Christian Kirk and Zay Jones in free agency. Shenault has posted at least 600 receiving yards in each of his first two NFL seasons and could develop into a star under head coach Andy Reid.

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