Originally Posted by RUSH
Better hands? Walker might have the worst hands in the league. Pretty sure he had the worst drop rate in the NFL. Finley can't catch either, but he has better hands than Walker.
I do love everything else about him though. Tough dude and does it all.
But no thanks to both. I would prefer they draft and develop a TE this year or next year. We could get by with Tony and Boss for one more year, if necessary. I'd also like to see what Tony can do with competent QB play. Will probably never be great, but I think he can be a very solid player.
According to official stats, Finley and Walker both had 7 dropped passes this season. I know Finley was targeted significantly more, but Walker was also catching passes from Kaepernick who at times doesn't exactly put a lot of touch on the ball. I was probably wrong in saying he had better hands, but they aren't measurably worse.
I doubt Boss plays the game of football again. He's a walking concussion and for his safety, I hope he decides to retire. Walker is a good blocker, good route runner, and is versatile enough to line up in an H-back role if needed. I'm not saying KC should definitely sign Walker, but if they are going to spend money in FA on a TE, Walker would be my choice.