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Kansas City

Kansas City's low-scoring wide receivers

Patrick Mahomes threw 41 touchdowns in the regular season, and he did it without any of the wide receivers on his team catching more than 4 touchdowns. Kansas City doesn’t use that position much inside the red zone. More commonly, Kansas City has featured Travis Kelce and Jerick McKinnon around the goal line. Kelce has caught 12 touchdowns (plus 2 more in the playoffs), while McKinnon has caught 9.

Kansas City doesn’t have a wide receiver who’s been a big scorer. Mecole Hardman has caught 4 touchdowns, JuJu Smith-Schuster has caught 3, and Kadarius Toney, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Justin Watson have each caught 2.

As a group, Kansas City’s wide receivers have caught only 13 of the team’s 41 touchdowns – less than a third. In the last 10 years, only two offenses have had a lower ratio of touchdowns go to wide receivers (Andy Reid’s second Kansas City team, back in 2014, and the 2017 Bears).

LOWEST PERCENTAGE OF TOUCHDOWNS TO WIDE RECEIVERS
YearTeamRBTEWRTotalPct
2014Kansas City990180.0%
2004NY Giants2821216.7%
2012Miami5531323.1%
2008Miami41152025.0%
2003Denver41051926.3%
2009Washington41162128.6%
2003Philadelphia10251729.4%
2009San Francisco31372330.4%
2017Chicago3641330.8%
2022Kansas City1216134131.7%
2002Miami5761833.3%
2004Chicago423933.3%
2004Washington21061833.3%
2010Las Vegas6661833.3%
2015New England915123633.3%
2019LA Chargers10682433.3%
2020New England6141233.3%
2021NY Giants4551533.3%
2021Cleveland41072133.3%

—Ian Allan

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