It’s been so very long since Tony Moeaki was relevant, and even longer since the Chiefs passing game was relevant too. Now a replacement-level pairing has been formed.
Andy Reid has recruited Anthony Fasano, the now former Dolphins tight end who is the epitome of being just sort of alright at his position. The 29-year-old signed a four-year contract with the Chiefs, according to Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star.
He’s good at being very large, and occupying a lot of space in the red zone, both basic job requirements for a tight end. That skill is reflected in Fasano’s 24 career touchdown receptions, despite a very modest 205 catches over seven seasons.
With Moeaki still under contract for one more year, this sets up a tandem of averageness for new quarterback Alex Smith. Moaeki will occupy the deep seam and the lead role while hoping to duplicate his 2010 season when he had 556 receiving yards, while Fasano becomes the red-zone target.