The Kansas City Chiefs roster isn’t quite done yet, as they still need some help in certain areas. However, this may be one of the most balanced rosters we have seen in quite some time.
Usually, the Chiefs are very deep on the offensive side of the ball and top-heavy on the defensive side. This year, it’s a bit more of a balanced roster on both sides. With that in mind, the defense could easily use some more help.
While their big need is more pass rush from the defensive line, they have other needs too. Kansas City needs depth in their defensive backfield, and there’s one free agent who can help with that.
Free agent Chris Harris Jr. would provide solid depth for the Chiefs
Chris Harris Jr. is currently a free agent after a two-year stint with the Los Angeles Chargers. While he isn’t quite the cornerback that he once was, he can still give the Chiefs exactly what they need, and that’s depth at the position.
The Chiefs targeted secondary help in the draft, and took three cornerbacks, with Trent McDuffie headlining the class as their first pick. Kansas City is young at the position as they will have three rookies, and a third- and fourth-year corner in L’Jarius Sneed and Rashad Fenton, respectively, getting snaps.
So, while the Chiefs need depth, they also need more veterans in that room. Harris could do just that, as he has been pretty successful in his career.
If Harris would have to play some defensive snaps, fans shouldn’t be too worried either, as he still has some juice left in the tank.
Of all players that played at least 454 coverage snaps last season, Harris was targeted the least, with 51 total targets. He also gave up the third-fewest amount of touchdowns of those players, with just three on the year. Those numbers are better than former Chief Charvarius Ward.
Harris didn’t play well in the 11 games he started last year and had plenty of chances to prove his worth, evidenced by his 754 total snaps on defense. Age and a decline in production have relegated Harris to backup-level. That works for the Chiefs, though.
Harris can play behind McDuffie in the slot, and maybe teach him a few things along the way. The depth he could provide is crucial for teams contending like the Chiefs. Last season, the Chiefs were fortunate enough to be one of the teams with the least amount of injuries, but who’s to say that happens again this season?
Kansas City could definitely use him on their bench, and Harris has already spent his entire professional career playing in the AFC West, so why not go on a run for a ring with the Chiefs?
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