The Kansas City Chiefs signed wide receiver Jeremy Maclin on Wednesday. Maclin entered the NFL as a first-round draft pick (19th overall) of the Eagles in the 2009 NFL Draft. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, and playing collegiately at Mizzou, Maclin said right at the start of his press conference, this was more than just money.
In addition to moving three hours away from home, and an hour and a half from Mizzou, Maclin is also excited about coming to play for Andy Reid again. Maclin said he was either going to stay in Philadelphia or sign with the Chiefs. He said Kansas City feels like home.
Maclin (6-0, 198, 26 years old) has played in 75 games (73 starts) in five NFL seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles (2009-14). His career numbers include 343 receptions for 4,771 yards (13.9 avg.) with 36 touchdowns. Maclin’s most productive season came in 2014 as he earned a trip to the Pro Bowl after tallying 85 catches for 1,318 yards (15.5 avg.) with 10 touchdowns. He has had over 50 receptions in each of his five active seasons. Maclin also occasionally served as a returner for the Eagles, adding 15 punt returns for 101 yards (6.7 avg.) and eight kickoff returns for 146 yards (18.3 avg.).
Maclin explains why he chose Kansas City