On the day the Kansas City Chiefs were getting ready to introduce their new quarterback, they acquired another weapon for him to throw to by coming to terms with WR Donnie Avery on a three-year contract.
The former Indianapolis Colts receiver’s deal is worth $11 million. Before landing in Indy in 2012, Avery spent a season with the Tennessee Titans and two years to open his career with the St. Louis Rams.
Coming off the best season of his career while playing with Andrew Luck, Avery immediately gives the Chiefs a speed option to compliment Dwayne Bowe and (hopefully) former first round pick Jonathan Baldwin.
When you throw in new tight end Anthony Fasano and a little someone named Jamaal Charles, Alex Smith is suddenly looking at offense that should be able to hit the ground running in 2013. That’s a long way from the Chiefs unit that served as one of the worst in the NFL last year.
Considering Avery has only played in 16 games once in his career and has already missed an entire season due to a knee injury, his health will be a concern. But if he gets out on the field, this is a solid signing for GM John Dorsey and the Chiefs.