Former Mizzou star Maclin expected to sign with Chiefs
KANSAS CITY - One of Mizzou's most decorated athletes is reportedly in line for a show-me-state homecoming. It has been reported that WR Jeremy Maclin will sign with the Kansas City Chiefs when free agency officially opens on Tuesday.
ESPN's Chris Mortensen broke the news on Sunday night.
The Eagles' wild ride will continue: Jeremy Maclin plans to reunite with Andy Reid in Kansas City once free agent market opens Tuesday.— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) March 9, 2015
Maclin, a native of Kirkwood, Missouri, was originally drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the first round of the 2009 NFL draft. Before being drafted, Maclin was a consensus All-American at Mizzou during his 2007 and 2008 seasons.
Maclin ranks fourth in all-time receiving yards at Mizzou and was inducted into the Mizzou Athletics Hall of Fame earlier in the year.
The Chiefs would be receiving a considerable boost at the wide receiver position if they do acquire Maclin.
Kansas City receivers were unable to tally a single touchdown throughout all of last season.
Jeremy Maclin would be huge boost to KC passing attack. Last season: • Maclin: 1,318 Rec yds, 10 TD • All Chiefs WRs: 1,588 Rec yds, 0 TD— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 9, 2015
If Maclin does officially sign with the Chiefs, he will be reuniting with former his former head coach, Andy Reid.
Signing with the Chiefs would also reunite Maclin with his former quarterback at Mizzou, Chase Daniel.
Here are Maclin and Daniel along with former teammate Chase Coffman and Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel at the Mizzou Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony.