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Then on Saturday, it was reported that House had turned down the job offer and was going to stay at Kentucky. But later that night this story took yet another turn. It was reported from multiple NFL insiders that House did want to take the Kansas City job and it was essentially done, but then, Kentucky decided to prevent the move from happening…It is a bad look for Kentucky if they really did block House from taking a job he wanted with the Chiefs. Hopefully, whatever the truth is, it will emerge in the coming days and we’ll know all of the facts regarding House, Kentucky and the Chiefs.
The Chiefs are still in need of a linebackers coach. The University of Kentucky confirmed that defensive coordinator Matt House is remaining with the university days after an ESPN report surfaced that he was joining Chiefs’ defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo’s staff as the linebackers coach. Former Chiefs linebackers coach Mike Smith, who coached the position for three seasons, took a similar position with the Packers in late January. Mark Deleone, who was responsible for the Chiefs inside linebackers, took the same post with the Chicago Bears.
Earlier this week, Patrick Mahomes took to the hardcourt for a pickup basketball game. And while he impressed damn near everyone with his ridiculous handles, he scared the heck out of the Chiefs’ front office, causing them to put an end to his basketball-playing days. So how’s Mahomes occupying himself now that he can’t shoot hoops with the boys anymore? According to the Pro Bowl quarterback’s Instagram Story, he’s still playing basketball…just the NBA 2k version. Oh, and in case you’re wondering which team Mahomes prefers to play with, that would be the Andy Reid-led Brooklyn Nets.
On the surface taking a quarterback in the first round in fantasy football seems crazy, but Mahomes showed no signs of slowing down in 2018. What will he look like a year wiser and with a better defense playing for the Chiefs? What’s the worst type of regression that Mahomes could possibly face in his second year as an NFL starter? No quarterback has a more stable situation right now than Mahomes. He’s got the watchful eye and guidance of Andy Reid. He’ll still have two playmakers who were top fantasy performers at their positions (Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce). He’s bound for another great year.
I’ll take “Duh for $1000, Alex”
The 53rd version of the nation’s largest sporting event had Kansas City Chiefs fans angry. They knew if their quarterback, MVP Patrick Mahomes II, was on the field it would have been an much more entertaining game, not to mention the possibility of the franchise’s first title in nearly half a decade. Just two weeks earlier in the AFC Championship game the 23-year-old phenom had completed 16-of-31 passes for 295 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions while leading his team to 31 second-half points.
Entering the offseason with approximately $26.2 million in cap space per Over The Cap, it’s unlikely that Kansas City will go on any sort of major spending spree. And while there is plenty of defensive talent in the upcoming draft, here’s a look at five players on both sides of the ball who could help improve the Chiefs roster via the free agent market.
Without digging into who the Chiefs should grab in either free agency or the draft, I wanted to look at a player already on the roster. Fullback Anthony Sherman has slowly seen his playing time dwindle with the NFL moving to a pass-heavy league in the last few seasons. While I still believe that the team needs to run the ball more during some games, I think that Sherman brings more to the table than what the tradition of the position implies.