Chiefs news for 26 January 2020
“This is the right decision for several reasons, first and foremost the health and welfare of our Gold Jackets, incoming centennial class of 2020 members, hall personnel and event volunteers,” said David Baker, the hall’s CEO. “We also must consider the most appropriate way to fulfill the first tenet of our mission: To honor the heroes of the game. This decision meets that duty.”
The target date is a July 28 opening to training camps for the full roster to keep teams on a “normal schedule”, Pash said. Rookies are expected to start a week earlier with quarterbacks following July 23, according to Panthers coach Matt Rhule.
With the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, many believed the NFL would not allow fans to be permitted into games during the upcoming season. According to a new report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the NFL is considering allowing local authorities for all 32 NFL teams to dictate their own fan attendance levels for the upcoming season. That’d mean the number of fans allowed in Arrowhead Stadium to see the Chiefs play, could be up to the state of Missouri and Jackson County.
Under a plan shared with team presidents on Tuesday, the first six to eight rows of seating in every stadium — including on-field suites — will be off limits to fans this season. That move is officially to protect players, coaches and team staff from coronavirus exposure, but it would also free up that space to become lucrative sponsorship assets.
Sources said those seats will be covered by tarps that could include sponsor logos, similar to how EPL teams repurposed empty seating sections for ads during its return to play last week. The plan will be presented to owners at a meeting tomorrow, who are not expected to oppose it. An NFL spokesman did not reply to a request for comment.
When the Chiefs traded for defensive end Frank Clark last season, they gave the former Seahawks standout a five-year deal worth $105.5 million, with $63.5 million in guaranteed money. That was the kind of money Jones was looking for last August … It’s (now) even harder to believe he’s not clamoring for an even bigger package than what Kansas City gave Clark … Jones improved enough as a willing run defender in 2019 — that part of his game had consistently been seen as a major weakness — that he has every right to want a deal in the average salary range of $21 million.
Trading Chris Jones This Late in the Offseason Doesn’t Make Sense | ArrowheadReport
The only scenario where Jones would be traded before the season this year would come if Jones absolutely refuses to play on the tag and all contract talks are hopeless. Only then would the Chiefs trade Jones, and even in this scenario, the Chiefs will need an offer equal to Buckner’s compensation to move Jones.
[2. Chris Jones] Jones, who turns 26 on July 3, had nine last season and 15.5 the season before that. For the second straight year he was the NFL’s No. 2 interior pass rusher, according to PFF. He’s currently playing on the $16.1 million franchise tag but a lucrative long-term deal is in his future.
The best team money can buy has a quarterback on a rookie contract. Any world that allows for Patrick Mahomes to be had for $5.3 million is a kind one. The Super Bowl LIV MVP was the first and easiest decision on the roster (trust that this was not an easy task overall). Yes, Jameis Winston threw for a league-high 5,109 yards and 33 touchdowns in 2019. The problem lies in his league-leading 30 interceptions. However, the lone member of the 30-30 club as a backup for $2.86 million? The price made those 30 picks seems a little more tolerable when I put this roster together. Rolling into game day with Minshew Mania and his starting experience as an inactive QB3 is comforting enough.
Adam Theilen was among those interested. But another compelling competitor emerged: Anthony Schwartz. He’s a college sprinter and wide receiver for the Auburn Tigers. While he has no official 40-yard dash time, Schwartz’s personal best on the 60-meter is 6.59 seconds, which is better than what Hill ran in track at Oklahoma State in 2014 (6.68 second).