Chiefs news for 14 July 2019
In case you missed it, I noted yesterday that for the foreseeable future, I won’t be linking any articles to The Kansas City Star. As always, I’m just trying to be upfront with you but welcome any and all feedback.
Simply put, he is a good NFL cornerback who would immediately be an important part of the Kansas City Chiefs secondary. If they were able to land Waynes, he would immediately start opposite of Fuller. In nickel packages, Fuller could kick inside with Waynes and Breeland taking care of the outside receivers. The Chiefs’ cornerback situation could immediately become a strength for the team.
As far as logistics of the trade go, Kansas City appears to have plenty of cap spaceremaining to absorb the just over $9 million owed to Waynes in 2019. They could use the upcoming season to determine whether Waynes is worth a contract extension or not.
As for what Mathieu thinks about the improvement from the Chiefs defense in 2019. He expects a big jump for this team, but he explained that it’ll be a bit different for him personally.
I think we’ll be a lot better,” Mathieu said. “I think we’ve got a great challenge ahead and I told our group, ‘This is going to be a tough hill to climb.’ Especially where those guys were last year and they brought myself and Frank Clark in. And I think anytime you can bring two guys in that really have a chip on their shoulder, an edge, a certain personality, it can really rub off on guys in a positive way. I think that’s the reason they brought me in Kansas City for one, to really raise the tide of everybody around me. It’s going to be a fun season and I think we can’t get caught up into what the offense is doing. Most teams I’ve played on I’ve always been the big brother, so it’s going to be different being the little brother.”
Jackson: You left a really good young quarterback in Kansas City and you have another really good young quarterback here. Do you see some similarities between Patrick Mahomes and Baker Mayfield?
Harris: “Most definitely. The competitiveness. Winning matters to Patrick, and I see the same in Baker. Just that will to win, from the very first (workout). They both have that drive and that confidence. Even though he was a young guy taking over last year, Pat just had so much confidence and guys respond to that. That’s how the team kept rolling because guys just believed. They followed his lead.
In Week 3 of the 2019 season, Jackson and the Ravens will again return to Arrowhead to get another shot against the Chiefs. In his second year, Jackson will likely be an improved quarterback and will already have a game of experience playing with the crowd noise in Kansas City. But how will he fair this time around?
Worth noting for this game is that this will be the Chiefs’ home opener. After spending the first two games on the road, the Chiefs will be ready to play in front of their home crowd. This in itself might be the biggest boost for a retooled defense and new defensive coordinator, Steve Spagnuolo, will have his guys ready.
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