The Kansas City Chiefs released 29-year-old wide receiver Jeremy Maclin on Friday.
Maclin made only 44 catches in 2016 and was earning an average of $11 million per season. The Chiefs didn’t need to pay him all that money — they were hardly using him. Andy Reid rarely calls a pass that travels more than 12 yards past the line of scrimmage. His passing game features tight ends. The Chiefs were smart to cut Maclin.
And the 49ers would be smart to sign him. Maclin is a deep threat who would be a major upgrade over Marquise Goodwin, the 49ers’ No. 2 receiver. And Maclin would be a terrific complement to Pierre Garcon, who runs mostly short and intermediate routes.
Do you think the 49ers should sign Maclin? Why or why not?