As dominant as Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has been this season, his defense has been anything but. The team has allowed the most passing yards in the league to date, given the recent injury to Richard Sherman, it wouldn't hurt to add some depth to the defensive backfield. Let's identify three available options for Kansas City's secondary.
3. CB Bashaud Breeland
Former Washington Redskins cornerback Bashaud Breeland is still on the free agent market and in search for a new team. He has battled through a few injuries throughout his career, but has proven to be a solid corner when on the field. He has missed just a total of six games in his four-year career and has eight interceptions. Working him out costs KC nothing, and can only help matters.
2. S Eric Reid
It still not entirely known as to why Eric Reid is not on a roster. The former San Francisco 49ers safety has suffered multiple concussions and has missed time on the field in the past, but is a versatile player that can cover at both safety and even creep into the box like a linebacker. The Falcons have lost both of their starting safeties and could use him, but the Chiefs should step on the gas first if they want to improve their secondary. The only question is whether a team will take a chance on him given his penchant for pre-game protest demonstrations .
1. S Mike MItchell
If the Chiefs want a hard-hitting, resilient safety, they should call up safety Mike Mitchell. He has been through a number of injuries, but is tough enough to play through adversity. He had two torn groins two seasons ago but played through them, and last season he had a broken foot but continued to play. He is a consistent producer and could bring some needed aggressiveness presence to a lacking Chiefs secondary.