Kansas City Chiefs trade rumors: Team to target Cam Akers, Odell Beckham Jr and Christian McCaffrey

AFC Divisional Playoffs - Buffalo Bills v Kansas City Chiefs
AFC Divisional Playoffs - Buffalo Bills v Kansas City Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs have been Super Bowl contenders since getting Travis Kelce and Patrick Mahomes on the same team. A team that can score the ball in several ways isn't afraid to mix it up when the going gets tough. Coached by future Hall of Famer Andy Reid, the Chiefs have a penchant for snagging up bargains. These great deals on players put them in the best position to contend for football's biggest honor.

The 2022 NFL season has begun as expected for Kansas. The AFC team has accumulated a solid 4-2 record to start the season. However, it wouldn't be incorrect to say that the Kansas City Chiefs have become somewhat predictable in how they play. That stems from the lack of variety in their 2022 squad and their overdependence on tight end Travis Kelce.

The game of football is tough, rough, and physical. A star player can get banged up at any time (look at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last season). Therefore, there is a need for quality squad depth. So, as the NFL trade deadline is in a mere two weeks, here are three trade rumors that are picking up steam by the day in Kansas.

Who should the Kansas City Chiefs trade for?

1. The Chiefs make a deal with the Los Angeles Rams for Cam Akers

Clyde Edwards-Helaire is a decent player. However, even his most ardent supporters would admit that he hasn't lived up to expectations since being drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round of 2022. Edwards-Helaire has a couple of solid traits that are beneficial to a top-tier offense. However, it's telling of Andy Reid's trust in him that he isn't fed more often.

Cam Akers, the Los Angeles Rams running back, brings a few perks in his stride. He is stout, strong, and versatile and has a tough streak about him. He would add some bite to a Chiefs' locker room presently lacking some much-needed grit.

Price: Chiefs part with Clyde Edwards-Helaire in a straight-player swap deal with the Los Angeles Rams

2. Odell Beckham Jr

Not a trade per se, but you knew we'd have this up. Odell Beckhame Jr is one heck of a player when he is fit. Few players can lay claim to his type of notoriety since he stepped foot in the NFL. He is a wide receiver cut from the same cloth as legends like Terrell Owens, Randy Moss, and Michael Irwin. Odell Beckham Jr is a plus to any locker room with a solid quarterback. What's more, he can be Tyreek Hill's replacement. He can also be an upgrade to the current Chiefs' number-one wide receiver, Juju Smith-Schuster.

Price: The Kansas City Chiefs sign Odell Beckham Jr on a veteran-minimum contract till the end of the season.

1. Christian McCaffrey

Okay, it might sound like we are reaching now, but please, hear us out. Travis Kelce just restructured his contract to give the Kansas City Chiefs a little cap space to play with in the weeks leading up to the trade deadline. They seem to have been crying out for a blocking backup at tight end for the longest time.

Travis Kelce is the second-best pass catcher at the tight end position of all time. But let's face it, he can't block to save his cleats. Do you know who is on the trade block that can block?

That's right; we will leave you to fill the space. Christian McCaffrey is a rock at tight end, has a contract worth absorbing, and is on a team that looks to be in a full-scale rebuild. So what better move could the Kansas City Chiefs make than converting Kelce into a full-time wide receiver?

Price: The Chiefs part with a first-round draft pick in the 2023 NFL Draft for Christian McCaffrey and a second-round draft pick from the Carolina Panthers.

How are the Kansas City Chiefs performing this season?

The Kansas City Chiefs are having a decent season by their super high standards. However, last week they recorded a loss at home against the Buffalo Bills, led by MVP frontrunner Josh Allen.

The Mahomes-led Chiefs are in their first season without perennial Pro Bowl wide receiver Tyreek Hill. Next up, they want to improve their record in a Week 7 matchup against the unbeaten Philadelphia Eagles.

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