The Kansas City Chiefs are set to play their first playoff opponent of the season in the Cleveland Browns. They recently re-signed Marcus Kemp to the practice squad to help add depth at the wide receiver position.

Marcus Kemp has been a part of this Chiefs offense several times throughout his Kansas City career. While he has not got much run, he can still contribute in different ways to a team looking for a ticket to Tampa.

Marcus Kemp is a wide receiver out of the University of Hawaii who has struggled since coming to the NFL. However, he dominated in college and put up some pretty good numbers. While, yes, he did play in the mountain west conference, there was still some good competition.

Marcus Kemp College, and Chiefs Career

In Hawaii, Marcus Kemp played a few games against good schools. One of them being against Jim Harbaugh and Michigan, who was then ranked seventh in the country. Kemp was the only player on his team to get anything going. He finished with five receptions for 96 yards in a game that was not pretty for Hawaii.

So, why am I bringing this up? Well, people will get the preconceived notion that Kemp cannot play against competition because of where he played. Kemp finished his senior year with 73 receptions for 1100 yards and eight touchdowns.

Now, as we transition to his professional career, you will see that his game did not translate. A lot of that has to do with him not getting a whole lot of run. The Chiefs picked him up in 2018, and he played 16 games but was only targeted twice all season.

This season, the Chiefs used Kemp on Special Teams more than offense, and he produced. His lightning-fast speed helped Kansas City on punt defense and kick return defense. We know the Chiefs love speed, and this will only help them come Sunday.

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