canada africa partner reservation Chiefs fans are calling Xavier Worthy a failure after several missed passes in practice

Chiefs fans are calling Xavier Worthy a failure after several missed passes in practice

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The Kansas City Chiefs have been the talk of the NFL world over the past few seasons, and for good reason. Since 2019, Kansas City has won three Super Bowl titles, creating a true dynasty in the making. They enter the upcoming season looking to make a three-peat, and the organization has taken it upon themselves to add even more talent to their effort.

The Chiefs traded up with the Buffalo Bills in the first round of the NFL Draft to acquire wide receiver Xavier Worthy out of the University of Texas. Kansas City dealt with all kinds of issues with their receiving core last season and won the Super Bowl despite them.

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AUSTIN, TEXAS – OCTOBER 28: Xavier Worthy #1 of the Texas Longhorns returns a punt for a touchdown in the first quarter against the Brigham Young Cougars at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on October…


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Naturally, Chiefs fans expect excellence from their team. Worthy saw some reps in practice on May 4, and saw some pass drops inside. With this, fans started calling him a “failure,” likely due to their PTSD from last season when Chiefs wideouts led the NFL in pass drops.

Here are some fan reactions to the drops Worthy made during practice.

While this is an offseason practice, fans are right to be concerned after what they saw last season. Kansas City caught 44 passes from their wide receivers a year ago, so this isn’t a good start. However, there will be a learning curve for Worthy as he moves from the college level to the NFL. This is one of the first times he’s made passes at this level, and he needs to slow down the timing.

There was a reason why Kansas City selected him as a wide receiver in the first round, and he should be just fine. Last season at Texas, Worthy recorded 75 catches for 1,014 yards and five touchdowns in 14 games. He helped the Longhorns to the College Football Playoff for the first time and was dominant all season.

Playing with star quarterback Patrick Mahomes should do wonders for Worthy, and he will likely become one of the favorite targets for the two-time MVP. Additionally, having guys like Travis Kelce, wide receiver Skyy Moore and wide receiver Hollywood Brown around him should help him make his new life as a member of the Chiefs easier. Once the games actually start, we’ll see how he translates to the professional level. For now, everyone takes a deep breath and relaxes on any drops they have in practice.