Fresh off their first Super Bowl victory in franchise history, the Kansas City Chiefs appear to be on the verge of returning next season with much of their high-powered offense still intact. Stars such as Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce remain under contract, and now, one of their key complementary pieces in Demarcus Robinson will also reportedly remain a Chief after testing the free agency market.
According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, Robinson will return to Kansas City on a one-year deal.
The #Chiefs are re-signing WR Demarcus Robinson to a one-year deal, source said.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 28, 2020
Though Demarcus Robinson may not be one of the biggest names on Kansas City’s roster, he was an important part of their trip to the Super Bowl. Robinson served as Patrick Mahomes’ third wide receiver option last season and was one of his favorite targets downfield. Robinson came into his own when Tyreek Hill was forced to miss multiple games with a shoulder injury.
Now if the Chiefs can figure out a way to retain Sammy Watkins, Mahomes will have his full arsenal of weapons for a second consecutive year. However, keeping Watkins around is easier said than done considering his $21 million cap hit for the 2020 season. The Chiefs will likely part ways with Watkins prior to the start of next season to avoid that sort of crippling cap number.
If Watkins does move on, Robinson could be set to hold down an even larger role for the Chiefs next season. Their WR corps also features second-year speedster Mecole Hardman and also depth wideout Byron Pringle.