Why Travis Kelce Is Primed for a Breakout Season in 2015

May 30, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In 2014, the Kansas City Chiefs passing game was many things. Good was not one of them.
The team ranked 29th in the NFL in passing yardage. Twenty-seventh in passing touchdowns. Over the course of the entire 2014 campaign, not one Chiefs wideout caught a single touchdown pass. Not one.
The team took steps to address that issue this spring, signing Jeremy Maclin to a lucrative free-agent deal. However, if the Chiefs are going to get their passing game in gear in 2015, the key doesn't lie in their newest acquisition.
It lies in getting last year's leading receiver even more involved.
That would be third-year tight end Travis Kelce, whose 67 catches and 862 yards were both team highs. Kelce's five touchdown grabs tied for the team lead.
Granted, those numbers are hardly eye-popping, especially for club highs. However, they look considerably more impressive when you consider that despite playing in all 16 games last year, Kelce was on the field for fewer than ...

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