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3 Star Wide Receivers The Chiefs Could Trade For

Patrick Mahomes celebrates with Tyreek Hill.

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - DECEMBER 01: Quarterback Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs is congratulated by wide receiver Tyreek Hill #10 after a touchdown during the 4th quarter of the game against the Oakland Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium on December 01, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

It's been a busy offseason for the Kansas City Chiefs, and they're not making moves just yet. According to ESPN's Dianna Russini, the Chiefs are “actively making phone calls” to see if they can trade for a wide receiver.

As of now, the top two wideouts on Kansas City's depth chart are JuJu Smith-Schuster and Marquez Valdes-Scantling. They both signed contracts with the Chiefs this offseason.

Smith-Schuster and Valdes-Scantling are capable wide receivers, but neither player is as explosive as Tyreek Hill. Now that he's out of the picture, the Chiefs must find a game-breaking wideout.

If the Chiefs are truly committed to the trade market, they'll probably consider making calls to see if these three wideouts are available.

Brandin Cooks

Denzel Ward defending Brandin Cooks.

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Despite dealing with an inexperienced quarterback [Davis Mills] this past season, Cooks had 90 catches for 1,037 yards and six touchdowns. He has elite speed and has shown that he can adapt to any playbook.

Considering we've seen Cooks have success with the Patriots, Rams, Saints and Texans, it'd be safe to say he'd find a way to work well with Patrick Mahomes.

As of now, Cooks is on the final year of his five-year, $81 million contract. His base salary for the 2022 season is $12.5 million.

Tyler Lockett

Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett runs down the field.

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If the Seahawks are willing to enter a rebuild, they could probably receive a nice haul of picks in return for Lockett. After all, he had 73 catches for 1,175 yards and eight touchdowns in 2021.

Throughout his career in Seattle, Lockett has made excellent plays downfield. That's something the Chiefs would love to add to their offense, especially with Hill now on the Dolphins.

Lockett has a base salary of just $3 million for this fall. It's also important to point out that he's under contract through the 2025 season.

D.K. Metcalf

Jalen Ramsey covering DK Metcalf.

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The Seahawks have said they want to get an extension done with Metcalf, but they also said they had no intention of trading Russell Wilson. Things change in the NFL at a moment's notice.

Metcalf is entering the final year of his rookie deal, so it's no secret he wants to get paid. The Chiefs could potentially trade for him and give him a long-term extension that won't be as expensive as Hill's.