By Josh Alper
The Browns and Chiefs agreed to a trade earlier this week that would send tight end Randall Telfer to Kansas City in exchange for linebacker Dadi Nicolas, but it won’t be going through. The NFL’s daily transaction wire brings word that the teams have called off the trade. No reason has been given, but both [more] Read more…
A longtime Chief is staying in the AFC West. Derrick Johnson, the linebacker who has played his entire 13-year career in Kansas City, has agreed to terms with Oakland, according to NFL Network. Chiefs fans won’t enjoy seeing Johnson in the Silver and Black, but he makes a lot of sense for what the Raiders [more] Read more…
By Josh Alper
The Chiefs traded for a tight end on Wednesday and released one on Thursday. The NFL’s daily transaction report brings word that the Chiefs have released Orson Charles. They acquired Randall Telfer in a trade with the Browns on Wednesday that sent linebacker Dadi Nicolas to Cleveland. Charles played in five games for the Chiefs [more] Read more…
By Darin Gantt
The Raiders could be returning the favor for the Chiefs drafting their G.M.’s son. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, former Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson is visiting the Raiders today. The Chiefs released Johnson in February, and he insisted he wasn’t ready to retire. The 35-year-old hasn’t visited or met with anyone (that we’ve heard [more] Read more…
By Darin Gantt
The Browns’ revolving door continues to spin well after the draft. According to Field Yates of ESPN, the Browns are trading tight end Randall Telfer to the Chiefs for LB Dadi Nicolas. Primarily a blocker, the Browns are clearing way for David Njoku in an offense with more weapons than in recent years. The former sixth-round [more] Read more…
By Darin Gantt
Chiefs offensive lineman Cameron Erving may not be guaranteed a roster spot this year. So it’s probably no surprise they’re not looking to attach a large number to his contract. According to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network, the Chiefs aren’t going to use the fifth-year option for 2019 on Erving. He was originally a [more] Read more…
The Kansas City Chiefs are one of a number of teams in the AFC Championship that are undergoing major changes this summer. Those teams, including the Chiefs, will begin 2018 with a question mark over them and with something to prove. For Kansas their question mark will be their new quarterback Patrick Mahomes, and is he the man to make them a force in the AFC once again?
The Chiefs made everyone aware of how much they liked Mahomes during the 2017 draft. They moved up from number 27 in the line up to number 10 to make sure they landed their number one target, and gave up a lot to get there. Mahomes was taken, and the rest is history, he played his first full season under the tutelage of the now departed Alex Smith, and will be looking to use that experience from last season as something to build on this summer.
Mahomes will be the number one guy for Kansas; he has no safety blanket around him, and the world now rests on his shoulders. He has to show two things – the first is that he is mentally tough enough to be a number one in the NFL at such a young age, and the second is to show that he is good enough to do it. Those are two big tests, and not only will those two things be scrutinized by the fans and the media, but they will also determine how well the Chiefs do this season. With Alex Smith traded to Washington, the fans have no choice but to get on board and support Mahomes.
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Should they have poor quarterback play, the Chiefs look likely to have another relatively level season, where they will once again be around the edges of the playoffs, but lacking the quality to do any damage. However, if Mahomes can step up and deliver what his team needs then they have a chance to challenge in the AFC. Mahomes doesn’t need to come in and be a superstar quarterback in his first season, but he does need to do the basics right and keep mistakes to a minimum.
The latest NFL betting has Kansas at 12/1 for AFC glory, something that would drop considerably should Mahomes have a good start to the season and prove his worth. The Chiefs have a lot of firepower in their line up, and their price of 12/1 is solely based on Mahomes not being quite ready for the big time. Should he prove people wrong, then the Chiefs will become serious contenders in the AFC, make no mistake about it.
Like many other franchises, this is a very big summer for the Kansas City Chiefs and one that will involve big changes on the field. They have Patrick Mahomes in place as their quarterback, a man they have singled out and chosen to be their leader for years to come. Some people think this is a year too soon for him, but he has been given an opportunity to shine, and if he takes it the Chiefs could be AFC dark horses in 2018.
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