Kansas City Chiefs Rumors: Wide Receiver Expected To Take On Larger Role in 2023

The Kansas City Chiefs are heading into the 2023 NFL season with some key voids to fill in their receiving corps after the departure of JuJu Smith-Schuster and Mecole Hardman.

However, Head Coach Andy Reid is optimistic that Skyy Moore, the team's second-round pick from last year's draft, can step up and make a significant impact in the upcoming season.

Moore was behind Smith-Schuster on the depth chart last year but did see some playing time, finishing the season with 22 receptions for 250 yards. In the postseason, he recorded five more receptions for 17 yards while scoring his first career touchdown in the Super Bowl.

Reid has a history of developing his receivers, and every receiver he's drafted in the past has seen an increase in their usage in their second year with the team. The Chiefs will be counting on Moore to fill the void left by the departing receivers.

There are also rumors that the Chiefs may explore utilizing Moore and Kadarius Toney more in the screen game, particularly with the potential departure of running backs Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Jerick McKinnon. Photo Credit: Joe Rondone/The Republic / USA TODAY NETWORK