The Chiefs have now signed former Browns and Dolphins wide receiver Antonio Callaway to a future deal.
The young receiver has not had the start to his career he imagined. However, signing with Kansas City, could be the start of a break through.
Callaway is only 24-years-old and still has a lot of growing left to do in terms of talent. He came into the league in 2018, when he was drafted by the Cleveland Browns. Coming out of the University of Florida, Callaway had high expectations entering the league. Even being drafted in the fourth-round, he still had something to prove. With his speed, Callaway was expected to be a dangerous player in the NFL.
Now, he is going to be signed to the Kansas City Chiefs. A team that has one of the best receiving units in all of football. However, they can always use more depth. Callaway will be getting signed by the team who is playing his former team this Sunday.
Callaway to Chiefs, History with Gators, Browns, Dolphins
The former Florida Gator had an optimistic two seasons there and translated some of that into the NFL. In his freshman season, Callaway showed some chemistry with starting quarterback Treon Harris. The two were a big part of a 7-1 conference record in the SEC and finished first in the SEC East. Callaway led the team in receiving yards with 678, 158 yards ahead of the second leading receiver Demarcus Robinson, who is also on this Chiefs roster. That should bring a bit of chemistry to this team, considering the two played together in college.
Unfortunately, Callaway had some issues off the field in college. He was suspended from the University of Florida in 2017 due to credit card fraud, thus causing him to fall in the draft.
Antonio Callaway can be an extremely important asset to the Chiefs, bringing speed and ball skills to the squad. In his rookie season, Callaway played the best year of his career. His first year was at the same time as Baker Mayfield’s, and their rookie connection showed.
Callaway finished with nearly 600 receiving yards and five touchdowns in 2018. The next year, he would play just four games for Cleveland, bringing his 2019 totals to eight receptions for 89 yards.
Sad to say, but because of Callaway’s inability to stay healthy, he would be cut by Cleveland, and Miami in 2020. His numbers with the Dolphins are not any better than the previous two season, but there is a positive in those negatives.
Antonio Callaway has not played since week 15 against New England, where he only played two total snaps. This means that he is fresh, and had time to get healthy, possibly being able to help Kansas City return to the Superbowl.
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