Chiefs news for 8 September 2020
NFL Network is set to air the latest iteration of their “America’s Game” documentary series which chronicles the reigning Super Bowl champions each year. It’ll be the 54th episode in total and the 14th iteration of the annual version of the series, which has been released every September since 2007. Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, NFL Films wanted to ensure that Chiefs fans got to witness their team featured in this longstanding series.
Both teams signed their young, wunderkind quarterbacks from the 2017 NFL Draft to massive contracts in the offseason, and for good reason. We all know what Deshaun Watson has meant, and will continue to mean, to the Texans, while in Kansas City, the man taken two spots ahead of Watson in the aforementioned 2017 NFL Draft has also become the King of Kansas City – Patrick Mahomes. These two face-of-the-franchise gunslingers will face off many times in this league but this season opener will be the rubber match, if you will, thus far. Watson and the Texans won in Kansas City in week six last year the first time these two stepped on the field together, while Mahomes and company returned the favor in the playoff game at Arrowhead that ended the Texans 2019 season.
The Kansas City Chiefs open the 2020 NFL regular season on Thursday, Sept. 10, hosting the Houston Texans. The two teams met twice last season, splitting both memorable games at Arrowhead Stadium. The headline players discussed then and now remain quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson. It’s a budding rivalry between two young star quarterbacks.
So what are realistic expectations for a rookie who now finds himself as a key component in the NFL’s most dynamic offense? Is it fair to hold Edwards-Helaire to the bar that Kareem Hunt set as a rookie in Andy Reid‘s offense just a few seasons ago? That year (2017), Reid didn’t hesitate to give Hunt a whopping 325 offensive touches. Will the Chiefs put that heavy of a load on their rookie this season?
We’re mere days away from the Kansas City Chiefs’ first game of the 2020 NFL regular season. On top of that, we now know what the team’s Week 1 roster will look like.