Morning Huddle – Jordan Lucas, Justin Hamilton and Harrison Butker sign one-year tenders

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Jordan Lucas, Justin Hamilton and Harrison Butker sign one-year tenders | Chiefs Wire

The Kansas City Chiefs signed their remaining unsigned exclusive rights and restricted free agents at the start of the offseason program.

Jordan Lucas, Justin Hamilton and Harrison Butker all signed one-year tenders on Monday as expected, per the NFL’s transaction report.

Butker is the most significant of these three signings. He’s been the starting kicker for the Chiefs during the past two seasons. As a former exclusive rights free agent, Butker is set to earn a salary of $645,000 in 2019, though he could still be signed to a long-term contract before mid-July.

Kansas City’s Very Own Drumline, “Chiefs Rumble,” is Holding Tryouts | The Mothership

To audition, potential members will first need to fill out the application that can be found by clicking here. Those that are interested will be asked to list their experience, their reasons for wanting to join the team and their connection to the Chiefs. Qualified candidates will then have a shot to show off their skills as part of a live audition.

“They’re going to come in and perform for us. First, they’ll have a one-on-one audition with one of the directors, where they can tell us a little bit more about themselves and show their playing skills,” said Matt Arnet, the Rumble’s Director. “They’ll also spend a little bit of time with the full drumline together to see how they interact with others and what their energy is like.”

Andy Reid on chemistry between Mahomes, Demarcus Robinson | 247 Sports

Even though Mahomes and Robinson didn’t connect too many times in 2018, they made their share of big plays when they did. Two of note were Mahomes’s no-look pass against the Baltimore Ravens and an 89-yard bomb to Robinson in the regular season finale against the Raiders — a pass that put Mahomes at 50 touchdowns and over 5,000 yards for the season. Those plays, Reid says, are part of a chemistry between Robinson and Mahomes that formed at some point over the past season. 

“I can’t tell you exactly how it came about, but it came about,” Reid said. “The one thing I can tell you – D-Rob will continue the play. There’s no pulling up on a play. So sometimes guys will take a breather on the back end or if a play’s going over here, D-Rob’s a hundred miles an hour getting over there. You think about how many plays he made this past year by just that sheer hustle on every play. Our quarterback knows if he gets into trouble, somewhere D-Rob’s going to show up. He’s going to be there. It’s developed a little bit of that trust and chemistry I think.”

How Russell Wilson’s monster deal impacts Patrick Mahomes | Yahoo! Sports

That’s great news for quarterbacks on the high end of the spectrum like Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes, as Wilson’s megadeal makes the possibility of Mahomes being the first NFL player to crack $200 million a near lock for one simple reason:

If Wilson, who is generally slotted anywhere from being the league’s fifth- to eighth-best quarterback, is worth $140 million total, what’s Mahomes, the reigning league MVP (who is seven years younger than Wilson) worth?

Forty million per season? Forty-two million? All guaranteed? Maybe.

The Chiefs can’t do a new deal with Mahomes until after the 2019 regular season, but there should be motivation on both sides to get it done, for three main reasons.

A Historical Look at the Chiefs’ Fourth-Round Draft Picks | The Mothership

Forty-two of Kansas City’s 54 fourth-round picks since 1967 went on to suit up for the Chiefs, playing in a combined 1,502 games.

The Chiefs selected defensive end Jared Allen in the fourth round of the 2004 Draft, who blossomed into one of the league’s top pass-rushers almost right away. In his four years with Kansas City from 2004-07, Allen led the NFL in tackles for loss (56), ranked second in sacks (43.0), fifth in quarterback hits (39) and sixth in forced fumbles (13). Allen was traded to the Minnesota Vikings ahead of the 2008 season, providing Kansas City with the selection that was used on tailback Jamaal Charles, the Chiefs’ all-time leading rusher.

Ticket sale dates announced for 2019 Chiefs season | KCTV 5

The Kansas City Chiefs 2019 single-game and group ticket sales will begin Thursday. Season ticket members will have a presale beginning at 8 a.m. The club will notify them via email with instructions on how to participate.

Jackson County residents will have a special ticket allotment to purchase single-game tickets for the season beginning at 8 a.m. as well. This extended period to purchase tickets from the allotment will last through 5 p.m. on April 26. They must come to the Arrowhead Stadium Ticket Office during normal business hours and have one form of identification that includes a photo of the purchaser and a personal 2018 Jackson County property tax receipt.

Tickets may be purchased on the Chiefs 
website by the public beginning at 10 a.m.

Kansas City Chiefs opponents ranked by prime-time likelihood | 247 Sports

1. Los Angeles Chargers – Putting the Chargers first is due in part to the likelihood of the Mexico City game being in prime time. Two of the three Mexico City games over the past three years have been originally scheduled for Monday night, with the third (Patriots-Raiders) a 4:25 game. Even if the Mexico City game isn’t in prime time, the game between these two teams in Kansas City would once again be a great late-season candidate, just as it has been the past two years. With both the Chargers and Chiefs near the top of the list of AFC title contenders, it’s hard to imagine one of their matchups won’t be in prime time. 

Tyrann Mathieu Wants That Bad Taste Out of His Mouth | Fox Sports Radio

Kansas City Chiefs S Tyrann Mathieu joins Doug Gottlieb on The Doug Gottlieb Show to talk about his disappointing playoff loss last season when he was with the Texans. He talks about getting past the haters and giving players the benefit of the doubt in the upcoming draft based on his own experiences coming out of college. And he weighs in on Russell Wilson’s record setting contract.


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The complete destruction of the Steelers still makes me chuckle every time I watch it. Look when Mahomes releases the ball here. He knew.

Trying to figure out how to explain expected points added in 3 sentences or less in an article where I'm assuming people aren't familiar with the term like

I assume all of you know this, but @SharpFootball's site is unbelievably awesome to sift through contextual stats. Just wanted you to be aware in case you weren't.

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The complete destruction of the Steelers still makes me chuckle every time I watch it. Look when Mahomes releases the ball here. He knew.

Trying to figure out how to explain expected points added in 3 sentences or less in an article where I'm assuming people aren't familiar with the term like

I assume all of you know this, but @SharpFootball's site is unbelievably awesome to sift through contextual stats. Just wanted you to be aware in case you weren't.

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#Vikings RB Roc Thomas has been suspended without pay for the first three games of the 2019 regular season for violating the NFL’s policy and program on substances of abuse. This stems from his felony marijuana arrest for which he received probation.

#Cowboys pass-rusher Randy Gregory, suspended in February for violating the league's substance abuse policy, will apply for reinstatement this week, source said. His application is forthcoming. He’ll join Martavis Bryant among those hoping to be back in 2019 from suspension.

Bad news for former #Ravens RB Alex Collins: The former starter suffered a broken leg and recently had surgery to repair it, source says. His legal situation should wrap up shortly, he had interest from teams and was expected to play this year. Now, he is forced to wait.

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Berserker
Berserker

So, why are we doing stories about the Chiefs’ 4th round picks when the Chiefs don’t have a 4th round pick this year?

zulu trader
zulu trader

we’re tradin’ back

Tarkus

Because draft season sucks.

Team Player
Team Player

Does anyone else see red flags when Antonio Brown’s cousin adopts the nickname ‘Hollywood’?

SCKSChief
SCKSChief

He didn’t “adopt” it. Gus Johnson gave it to him because he’s from Hollywood, Florida.

Tarkus

Oh that’s a red flag.

Being from Florida.

SCKSChief
SCKSChief

Oh no…I found Mahomes has a red flag!

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SuperMegaChief
SuperMegaChief

I signed my tender last night. It was a chicken tender and the ink made it taste funny, but I believe it’s still legally binding.

BDChiefsFan
BDChiefsFan

1) good that Honey Badger wants to win a playoff game.

2) I heard on Terez’s podcast this morning that Drew Lock took a visit with Green Bay. So will Green Bay take Lock (if Horseface doesnt)? he might back up Rodgers and develop for 2-3 years.

Tarkus

Green Bay would never draft a QB when they already have a HOF QB on the roster.

Mitko
Mitko

Yep, they’ve never done THAT before

tsv0728
tsv0728

Brett was 36 when they drafted AAron. AAron is 35, so it’s similar, but QB’s careers are much longer on average than they were in Favre’s day. They just got beat to shit back then. I would be stunned if GB took a QB at 12.

Slayer0810
Slayer0810

Well, here in WI, local sports personalities are definitely drinking the koolaid on their future QB situation. They said that the dumbest tweet of the day was from someone who said that the Packers wouldn’t get a third consecutive HOF QB and would have years of mediocrity after AR is gone.

The thing is, Green Bay (like NE) is due for a decade of incompetence at the QB position. And GB (not at all like NE) doesn’t have a coach/GM that can work miracles with a roster. So I fully expect that the Packers will struggle, no matter who they pick in the next few years to be the heir-apparent to AR.

Berserker
Berserker

So, how long until GB gets bad enough to hire Dorsey away from Cleveland? Three years maybe?

BDChiefsFan
BDChiefsFan

once Dorsey burns the Cleveland salary cap situation to the ground, i give him 1 year. so about 2022..

ElPasoJason
ElPasoJason

Is there a breakdown of all the draft visits we have had and those we know we did private workouts with? I don’t follow college playwrs so I won’t be able to discern anything from it lol.

Just curious.

ElPasoJason
ElPasoJason

I hope we sign buttkicker.com to a long term deal!

starry1
starry1

Agreed. I was wondering why they only bothered to give him a one year tender. That doesn’t seem to make much sense.

Tarkus

He was a little inconsistent last year. They probably want to see him get back to his 2017 level before committing to him longer.

tsv0728
tsv0728

He was definitely very average last year, but with as bad as the low tier kickers have been, league average is worth extending. If you can get him at a fair rate, an extension might make sense. It doesn’t exactly motivate the team to try real hard. though, when they are looking to lock up an ‘average’ player long term.

SCKSChief
SCKSChief

Last night at 10:00 – 13-year old: Dad, I need baseball pants for Friday.
Me: Ok. I’ll have to order some (we are 40 min away from shopping for said item).
Today – Me: I ordered your pants, shoes, socks, and belt. Pants will be here Friday. Can you wear your old ones for one practice?
13: I don’t have old ones.
Me: WHAT?? Where are the ones from last season?
13: They were too small so when mom and I cleaned my room we threw them away.
Me: …
13: …
Me: Well, you’ll have to either borrow some or wear sweats/shorts.

Yay for kids needing things and notifying you LAST MINUTE!

starry1
starry1

I am so glad I’m done with that. I’m not even gonna lie.

Berserker
Berserker

Yeah, the nerve of that adolescent, to outgrow clothes in just one year! Kids these days, Itellyawut.

Warpath
Warpath

Bad taste in yer mouth? BERTS

Team Player
Team Player

That’s both the cause and the cure.

KC Dude (A.K.A Zif)

^^Truth.^^

Tarkus

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Mitko
Mitko

Truth

In chemistry, a solution is a special type of homogeneous mixture composed of two or more substances

Wiking44
Wiking44

Every NFL player’s take on the Wilson deal: “I should have been a quarterback.”

Tyrone
Tyrone

Even Lamar Jackson

QuackTastic
QuackTastic

Sick burn.
My CEO is a hopeful ravens fan and I have to watch myself sometimes with my subtle jabs at his qb. He’s a believer.

QuackTastic
QuackTastic

Our chiefs are so used to subpar QBs, that when we finally land a good one, on a rookie deal no less, we rush to give him a huge contract as fast as possible. Sad really. We’re shortening our own window while we have Pat on his rookie contract.

Pat’s rookie contract is the most bang for your buck contract that exists in the NFL, and from every report we hear, it sounds like the Chiefs are trying to squander it as fast as they possibly can. This has gushy Clark Hunt written all over it.

Anthony Stratton

An extension squanders 2 affordable years but can save cap space over the long term by locking in rates before inflstion blows it up even more..

Of course the risk is always there that he’ll demwnd a new contract before finishing out the extension anyways, which is fairly common.

If you give out the extension early and dont try to make it a 6 year deal that allows his contract to be revisitited sooner rather than later and hopefully that goodwill will pay dividends as mahomes will know he doesnt have to demand insane contracts knowing that the money will always ve there

Team Player
Team Player

The other side of that equation is you can run 5 years on the rookie contract and 3 years of franchise tags to get the long term deal. The new CBA and the projection thereof will be huge in determining the Chiefs’ and Mahomes’ willingness to decide whether to wait.

HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh

That’s the pure money perspective, but never takes into equation the “Kirk Cousins effect” in that there’s a person on the other side of that contract who has the most in-demand skill in your business. Don’t dick em around and do right by the players.

QuackTastic
QuackTastic

I happen to like the pure money perspective 🙂

QuackTastic
QuackTastic

Inflation will just keep happening. The ratio of cap percentage his contract will cost should stay about the same. I’d rather maximize the only cheap years we’re ever going to have, including that year 5 option. Then pay the man and hope we can put together a good enough team around him to continue the SB runs.

workingmansdead

Agreed, agreed, agreed. It’s counterproductive to worry about inflation, because theoretically the percentage toward cap should remain about equal.

BDChiefsFan
BDChiefsFan

we forget that Elite players HATE being tagged. so even if you tag the player, you get some resentment, and that bites you badly when you discuss the actual extension.

i say we lock up Mahomes as soon as possible. if possible, use the option. but give him the extension after this season. it will save us a LOT of money in the long run.

besides, look at the Kelce & LDT deals. people scratched their heads at it (somewhat for Kelce), but those early deals turned out to be strokes of genius.

QuackTastic
QuackTastic

I’m not calling for a Franchise tag but I am calling for us to use his first five years of his rookie deal to our advantage. He should be fine with that knowing we will ultimately make him the richest player in the NFL.

Leaf
Leaf

You do realize that an extention doesn’t necessarily mean his rookie contact is being overwritten, right?

Tarkus

It will be. But the first two years will likely be based on his remaining rookie contract. They’re not going to be paying him $35M in each of the next two years (though he’ll get a big signing bonus).

Leaf
Leaf

Im confused. Is Clark stingy with the checkbook, or is he loose with the cash?

QuackTastic
QuackTastic

He’s looser than Subway/Prison Jared

workingmansdead

Oh my.

Tarkus

Depends on the narrative with which you want to bash him at the time.

Tarkus

While his cap hit will go up in the next couple years with a new deal, the big money probably won’t kick in until the third year. The first two years will likely be based on the rest of his rookie contract, but the pro-rated signing bonus will kick up the cap hit some.

Berserker
Berserker

Well, by rule, the earliest he can sign a new contract is the end of his 3rd season, which is this season. So his cap hit this year is safe.

And then if he gets a new deal after this season is over, they’ll probably make it so his next year’s cap hit is about the same as his rookie contract hit would have been. It’s a common thing that’s done – they just give him a big signing bonus along with a relatively low 1st year salary, which means he’ll get paid massive cash in the 1st year of his new contract, but his cap hit that year will be pretty low.

So, that takes care of this year and next. Then in 2021, his cap hit would have jumped up to the 5th year option level anyway, so there might not necessarily be a big difference between that cap hit and whatever cap hit they build into his contract.

Of course the 800lbs gorilla in the room, is the CBA expiration after next season. Mahomes and other potential big-money guys whose current contracts are ending about that time, might not want to do any new deals until after the next CBA is ironed out. So, he might just choose to play out his original 4-year rookie deal as-is.

Team Player
Team Player
Tyrone
Tyrone

That link gave my phone AIDS

Team Player
Team Player

gotta use protection

Tyrone
Tyrone

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Mitko
Mitko

I can’t think of a great Marvel one for KC, but for DC the Chiefs are definitely Speedy AKA Red Arrowcomment image

Chickennpickles
Chickennpickles

Changing fandom to the Miami Namors….

Savagerider
Savagerider

Okay so i was bored at work and ran across a couple draft redos comparisons. Well on the 2017 draft redos everyone chose watkins first. Mahomes highest was 5th and some all the way to 9th. What the hell?

Team Player
Team Player

Just shake your head, and know they mean well

workingmansdead

Just taeks. Always remember, it’s about the taeks. Clicks clicks clicks.

Team Player
Team Player

Good morning! Thanks for assembling this, Sporting.