Chiefs news for 24 June 2020
“I’ve always been a patient man,” Bieniemy told Steve Wyche of NFL Media on Tuesday. “I get an opportunity to work with coach Andy Reid, [General Manager] Brett Veach, Mark Donovan our president and then our owner Clark Hunt. I have nothing to worry about. In order to get a job, you gotta make sure you’re doing your job. So, I’m blessed and fortunate to be in the situation that I’m in. And on top of that, the only thing I know is the grind. And when the timing is right, it will be right. And it has to be a great fit. So, being patient, I have no problem with that. The only thing I know how to do is keep chopping wood. And everything will work out for the best when it’s all said and done.”
 TIE: LB Justin Houston & Tamba Hali 11 sacks apiece. 11 games played for Houston. 15 games played for Hali.
Simms and I went through four total rounds of dynamic pass-catching duos, realizing along the way that there are plenty of worthy candidates.
[CB Darqueze] Dennard took a visit to Kansas City in 2019 testing the free-agent waters before returning to Cincinnati on a one-year deal for the 2019 season. He was set to sign with the Jacksonville Jaguars for 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic complicated things.
Then this past week, Jackson was interviewed by Complex and pinned the loss on overlooking the Titans as an opponent. Somehow with two weeks to prepare, Jackson and the rest of the Ravens were still not ready to face the Titans. Instead their heads were elsewhere.
Let’s not forget that the Chiefs have been vocal about having Edwards-Helaire working alongside Damien Williams in the backfield, just as Hunt was slated to work with Ware. The Chiefs also have Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce, Sammy Watkins, Mecole Hardman and more as players who deserve significant targets. And with Mahomes captaining this ship, the Chiefs are going to remain as pass-heavy as ever in their offensive approach.
All of this is important because only five rookies other than Kareem Hunt have ever led the league in rushing. It just rarely happens. Hunt was thrust into the starting position by necessity and was a more focal part of the offense that had fewer worthy targets to consider. Edwards-Helaire will, instead, be a part-time back who might receive the majority of carries for a pass-heavy offense. There’s little doubt he will be productive, but Edwards-Helaire won’t be putting up bell cow numbers just yet.
With Edwards-Helaire set to take over the starting role and with second-year back Darwin Thompson behind him, Kansas City should consider moving Williams.
Williams is in the final year of his contract and may not be a member of the organization after this season anyway. However, he could potentially bring a lot of value in a trade as plenty of teams would likely want to add a player who probably should have been named Super Bowl MVP.
That trade value could be more than what Williams, who was injured or unproductive for long stretches of the 2019 regular season, would provide the Kansas City offense in 2020.