The Kansas City Chiefs were so close to the big game this past season, but they couldn’t come up with the AFC Championship Game win against the Cincinnati Bengals. Now, the team is working towards strengthening its roster to reclaim the Super Bowl title. Most recently, the Chiefs signed free agent Corey Coleman, a former wide receiver for the New York Giants.
NFL insider Ian Rapoport tweeted the news Tuesday morning:
Comeback? The #Chiefs are signing former #Giants WR Corey Coleman, source said. Just 27, Coleman is back in the NFL after a year out.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 22, 2022
This is a huge leap of faith for the Chiefs since Coleman hasn’t played in an NFL game since December 2018. The wide receiver spent 2018 to 2020 between the Giants’ active roster, practice squad, and injured reserve. The Giants released Coleman in November 2020, making him a free agent.
In January 2021, Coleman was suspended for the first six games of the 2021 NFL season for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy. The suspension made Coleman undesirable in the 2021 NFL Offseason, and he remained a free agent throughout the year.
The majority of Coleman’s first few years in the NFL were pretty much wasted, considering the potential he came into the league with. The former Baylor star was the 15th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft to the Cleveland Browns.
However, things seem to be looking up for the 27-year-old and his NFL career. The Chiefs are one of the best teams in the league, and going to Kansas City is likely Coleman’s best chance at winning it all while also enjoying a career renaissance.