UNEXPECTED TRADE NEWS: After exchanged Diontae Johnson to the Chiefs, the head coach discussed and announced before…

Diontae Johnson, a wide receiver, will soon sign with the Carolina Panthers and be able to catch passes from quarterback Bryce Young. If there had been no agreement between them and the Pittsburgh Steelers, Johnson may have been receiving throws from Patrick Mahomes. Before moving him to Carolina, the Steelers reportedly discussed a deal with the Kansas City Chiefs, according to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.

“His agent gave him permission to go look for a trade,” Garafolo stated on Tuesday night’s NFL Total Access. They spoke with several teams. They have at one time had negotiations with the Kansas City Chiefs. However, it didn’t appear like they would, if at all feasible, move him to a competitor in the AFC. sending him to the Carolina Panthers of the NFC, who had been searching for a receiver since last season.

For the most of the 2023 season, the Chiefs were in need of wide receiver assistance, which hindered the offense and, for once, made Mahomes and company appear mortal. TE Travis Kelce continued to make plays, but the Chiefs threw too many interceptions and failed to produce big plays. Of course, Johnson had drop troubles, but in recent years, those issues have been resolved.

During Kansas City’s Super Bowl run, youngster Rashee Rice had a breakthrough performance, and Mahomes played Houdini on his way to another Lombardi trophy. It was anticipated that the Chiefs will sign a receiver in free agency. They were reportedly considering Chicago Bears wide receiver Darnell Mooney, but he ultimately joined with the Atlanta Falcons.

The extent of the talks and the amount of money that would have been exchanged in the event that an agreement had been achieved are unknown. Chiefs CB L’Jarius Sneed, who was franchise-tagged and given permission to negotiate a trade, was not mentioned in Garafolo’s piece.

Instead of the Chiefs, the Steelers moved Diontae Johnson out of the conference, and in return, they received CB Donte Jackson. In addition to the rare player transaction, the two teams exchanged draft picks on Day Three. Pittsburgh will receive the Panthers’ sixth-round selection, while Carolina will receive the Steelers’ seventh-round selection.


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