As Fox Sports takes a closer look at the players from each NFL team they believe will break out, the Kansas City Chiefs have an injury return as their candidate. The Chiefs certainly hope they are correct in identifying Tony Moeaki as a breakout possibility since that will mean great things about the offense.
Denny Medley writes, “Moeaki was set to become Kansas City’s most dangerous receiving threat at tight end since Tony Gonzalez after a 47-catch rookie season in 2010. Moeaki, though, missed all of the 2011 campaign after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in the preseason finale. A healthy Moeaki is expected to play a major role in an offense that also will benefit from the return of running back Jamaal Charles (knee) from injured reserve.”
Moeaki certainly has the look of a Pro Bowl tight end, but durability concerns are the only thing holding him back. He can do all things on at least an above-average level, but he has also shown the flashes to be something truly special in 2012 and beyond if he can hold up.
Moeaki had 47 catches for 556 yards and 3 catches in his rookie season of 2011.