Chiefs Making Push to Keep Key Receiver

Tyler Maher
The Kansas City Chiefs are trying to keep one of their top wide receivers.
The Kansas City Chiefs are trying to keep one of their top wide receivers. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

With NFL free agency set to begin soon, teams are trying to decide which players they want to keep and which ones they're comfortable letting go.

The Kansas City Chiefs will need to make that decision on JuJu Smith-Schuster, although it sounds like they're leaning towards keeping him.

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According to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, Kansas City will attempt to re-sign the star receiver, who has already indicated that he'd like to stay. Smith-Schuster flourished after signing a one-year deal with the Chiefs last offseason, emerging as the team's leading wide receiver and helping them win the Super Bowl last month.

The former Pro Bowler also helped fill the void left by Tyreek Hill in Kansas City's passing attack. Smith-Schuster immediately established himself as one of Patrick Mahomes' favorite weapons, ranking second only to Travis Kelce in targets (101), catches (78) and receiving yards (933).

Smith-Schuster was coming off an injury-shortened season when he signed with the Chiefs last year, so he's expected to be much costlier this time around. Kansas City will likely need to offer him a multi-year deal in order to keep him, as other teams will surely be interested in acquiring the Super Bowl champ as well.

Smith-Schuster helped bring the Chiefs a title. Now it's time for them to pay him back.

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