Fortunately for the Chiefs, the team was able to hire Andy Reid to be the next head coach in Kansas City shortly after the Philadelphia Eagles parted ways with the longtime coach.
Although the Reid hiring was a step in the right direction for the struggling NFL franchise, there are a lot of questions surrounding the Chiefs after such a disappointing season. The defense and running game in Kansas City wasn’t all that bad in 2012, but the quarterback position left something to be desired with veterans Matt Cassel and Brady Quinn both failing to play consistently well under center.
Upgrading the quarterback position will be a high priority for the Chiefs over the course of the off-season with talk of the team potentially targeting Nick Foles, Alex Smith or Matt Flynn to fill the void. Despite desperately needing an upgrade at the position, the Chiefs are starting to cut ties with veterans with wide receiver Steve Breaston and tight end Kevin Boss being released on Tuesday according to Reid Ferrin of KCChiefs.com:
Steve Breaston and Kevin Boss are no longer members of the Kansas City Chiefs, the team announced today.
In 10 games with the Chiefs last season, Breaston caught a career-low seven passes for 74 yards. Breaston made an impression with the Arizona Cardinals back in 2008 eclipsing the 1,000-mark for the first time of his career, but has yet to rack up more 785 over the past four seasons.
As for Boss, the veteran tight end also had career-lows in 2012 playing in only two games in Kansas City catching three passes for 65 yards and a touchdown.
The moves to part ways with Breaston and Boss with a need for an upgraded receiving corps is surprising, but with the numbers these two put up last season, it shouldn’t be all that surprising and makes sense with Reid cutting the fat moving forward.