Kansas City Chiefs rookie receiver Jamal Custis might have gone undrafted, but he still got paid a decent amount of money to join the team.
According to Adam Schefter Friday, the former Syracuse star got “over $100K in guaranteed money” to sign with the Chiefs.
Chiefs were so determined to add more WR talent that they gave undrafted Syracuse WR Jamal Custis over $100K in guaranteed money, believed to be the highest guarantee for any undrafted WR over the past two drafts, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 3, 2019
I’m going to go ahead and guess this might have something to do with the Tyreek Hill situation. There’s no guarantee Hill ever plays again for the Chiefs due to the fact he’s currently barred from team activities because of a child abuse investigation.
He’s denied doing anything wrong, but he also appears to be on an audio tape discussing child abuse and threatening a woman. (RELATED: Tyreek Hill Case Re-Opened After Disturbing Audio Emerges)
There’s a high chance he never takes a snap for the Chiefs again. The fact the Chiefs paid so much for Custis is a sign they’re set on beefing up the receiving corps.
Would they be doing it if they thought Hill would be back sooner than later? I really don’t think so. Giving an undrafted rookie six figures in guaranteed money is a serious sign the team isn’t messing around and possibly preparing for the future without Hill.
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If Hill does return to the team, then the Chiefs just have more receivers than they might need. That’s not necessarily a bad thing.
If he doesn’t return, then they’re ready to roll without him. Either way, Kansas City appears to be taking care of business.