After a quiet start to free agency, the Kansas City Chiefs have made quite the splash by signing free agent Steve Breaston to a five-year deal. The wide receiver will reunite with his former offensive coordinator, Todd Haley.
Breaston spent his first four seasons with the Arizona Cardinals before deciding to take his talents to Kansas City. His best year was in 2008 when he caught 77 passes for 1,006 yards and 3 touchdowns, all career highs. He hasn’t come close to matching those numbers the last two years, which were the two he didn’t have Haley to work with.
A year after the Chiefs only had Dwayne Bowe as a legitimate target at wide receiver for Matt Cassel, they will go to camp with Breaston and first-round pick Jonathan Baldwin.
Though he only had seven returns last season, Breaston gives special teams coach Steve Hoffman another option for punt and kick off returns. Between 2007-09, he was a regular fielding kicks.
For a team that lead the NFL in rushing last season, it sure looks like the Kansas City offense could start to resemble the one Haley built in Arizona.