Steve Breaston will turn 30 this summer, and that’s the age at which the skills of many wide receivers decline. He is coming off his worst NFL season, one in which he spent plenty of time anchored on the bench.
But Breaston said Friday he is so energized by the change at head coach from Romeo Crennel to Andy Reid that he can see a bright future for himself with the Chiefs.
“I do,” Breaston said Friday at Central High School, where through his Steve Breaston Foundation he presented a new iPad to each of the 10 winners of an essay-writing contest.
“I’ve never gotten down on myself. It’s a new opportunity so things can change for me. It’s all up to me and what I do on the field. I feel good about (Reid) being here. My big thing is to just show him my work. I feel like there’s a clean slate right now. I’m looking forward to (off-season practice).”
The Chiefs could certainly use a bounce-back season from Breaston, who had 1,000-plus yards for Arizona in 2008 and as recently as 2011 caught 61 passes with the Chiefs. Their best wide receiver, Dwayne Bowe, is a potential unrestricted free agent, though the Chiefs could re-sign him or otherwise retain him by designating him as their franchise player.
Breaston sees bigger opportunity with new Chiefs regime
Kansas City Star | Feb 9