The Kansas City Chiefs once again will head into the NFL season considered one of the favorites to win the Super Bowl and the oddsmakers agree. Kansas City currently has +950 odds to hoist the Lombardi Trophy next year, good enough for third-best in the NFL, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
They sit in this position despite some notable roster changes this offseason, mainly the trading of arguably their best offensive weapon, wide receiver Tyreek Hill, to the Miami Dolphins.
Josh Gordon Chiefs
Even with that trade, there will still be more changes to the roster by the time Week 1 rolls around. ESPN recently predicted one veteran that will struggle to make the opening day roster. Chiefs insider Adam Teicher predicted that the wide receiver room will get even less crowded with the release of Josh Gordon.
Gordon has been an enigma since 2013. He broke out that year for the Cleveland Browns, hauling in over 1,600 yards and 9 touchdowns. Since then he has experienced a laundry list of off-field issues that have resulted in a handful of suspensions. Since the end of that 2013 season, Gordon has only played in 45 NFL games, never coming close to the level of production he had in his second NFL season.
Gordon only had five catches for 32 yards in 2021 for the Chiefs, albeit one for a touchdown. However, that's not enough to guarantee him a roster spot, especially for a wide receiver room clearly trying to get younger.
Time will tell if Gordon can make the final roster, but his production and team situation make him a potentially prime cut candidate.
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