Kansas City Chiefs Wide Receiver Will Be Ready For Week 1

The Kansas City Chiefs made the decision to trade away Patrick Mahomes favourite target this off-season, by moving Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins, but the Chiefs were able to add several promising young receivers to this team, highlighted by former Steelers star, JuJu Smith-Schuster. JuJu was coming in to be the Chiefs new No. 1 in a talented group, but in the first practice after the Chiefs first pre-season game this season, he appeared to hurt his knee, and it had some within Kansas City's camp worried about the start of the regular season.

Over the past week, Smith-Schuster has missed time for the injury, and hasn't practiced in over a week, but today, Head Coach Andy Reid provided an update on his situation, saying that he "turned a corner", and should be fine for the Chiefs opener in Arizona on September 11. He reiterated that JuJu wouldn't be competing in the teams final pre-season matchup in order to be ready for the opener, and that's a big boost for a team that's added some new faces to this offence over the past few months. 

After falling short of a Super Bowl in 2021, it's clear that the Chiefs wanted to add a more diverse group of pass catchers around Mahomes (as well as avoid giving Hill a huge contract extension), and if JuJu can remain healthy for 2022, along with the additions of Skyy Moore and Marquez Valdez-Scantling, they'll be hard to stop yet again.