Chiefs news for 13 February 2020
Many had a role in the Chiefs’ defensive turnaround this season. Kansas City had a new defensive coaching staff, led by coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, and eight players who weren’t with the 2018 Chiefs had a significant hand in the title run.
The schedule includes matchups with the AFC East and NFC South in addition to first-place bouts with the AFC North champion Baltimore Ravens and AFC South champion Houston Texans. Kansas City will also make its first trip to Las Vegas in 2020 to clash with the Raiders.
After signing with the Chiefs in 2019, Breeland played a big role in the Super Bowl LIV championship run and become one of the most trust corners on Steve Spagnuolo’s defense. Now, Breeland is a pending unrestricted free agent for the Chiefs in 2020.
“I’m going to have to go with the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs,” Hall said. “I keep him in the division — he knows that division very well and anytime you don’t feel the love reciprocated, you want a little payback. So you want to see those guys twice a year.”
If the Chiefs want to place the franchise or transition tag on a player this offseason, that window opens Feb. 25 and ends March 10. Kansas City likely needs to pay its franchise quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, before the end of the season, so every free-agent decision will need to be calculated with that in mind.
There are still a dozen organizations in the league that have never hoisted a Lombardi. And while New England Patriots fans grapple with nearly 400 days without a new ring – sorry, kids – the Niners have joined a list of a half-dozen clubs at least a quarter century removed from Super Sunday glory. (The Dallas Cowboys will boost that figure to seven a year from now if they don’t win Super Bowl LV.)
This time of year is about priorities, and Watkins’ salary makes him vulnerable when general manager Brett Veach will be trying to re-sign defensive tackle Chris Jones, fill out the team’s defensive front seven or start saving pennies for Patrick Mahomes‘ eventual megadeal.
Maybe it’s money, maybe it’s production. Or, maybe it’s both. Sometimes a player just needs to go somewhere new. And this NFL offseason, several big-name quarterbacks could be on their way to new teams.
Finally, the 40-year-old Emporia, Kansas native, a diehard fan of the Super Bowl LIV champion Kansas City Chiefs, discussed his Super Bowl experience, which is something that many of his fellow competitors and many of his fans were keeping an eye on during the big game two Sundays ago.