Chiefs news for 6 February 2019
The first-round order of the NFL Draft is official. The Chiefs will select No. 29 in the April 25-27 draft in Nashville. Trades have taken the Chiefs out of the first round in two of the previous three years. The only first-round selection the Chiefs have made since 2015 is quarterback Patrick Mahomes in 2017, and they traded up from No. 27 to No. 10 to get him.
It will be easy for some to read the headline here and immediately dismiss the idea. While the defense needs considerable work, general manager Brett Veach cannot forget to improve the offense as well. One area the Chiefs could dramatically enhance their future is by taking a wide receiver with one of their first three picks of the draft this season. There is plenty of talent at the position with names like D.K. Metcalf, N’Keal Harry, Kelvin Harmon, Riley Ridley, JJ Arcega-Whiteside, and Deebo Samuel entering the draft.
I’m putting an asterisk by this one because the Chiefs should only cut Justin Houston if he’s not willing to restructure his current contract.
Sorensen did have a nice game against the Patriots, but for the most part, he hasn’t been great.
“What was I thinking? I was a big fan of Mahomes’ arm strength, but felt that if a team were trading up at the time, it should have been for DeShaun Watson, who I saw as as safer and better pick. I honestly felt that the things I saw from Mahomes — the freelancing, throwing across his body on the run, sidearming the ball and trying to fit it into tight spots — would make him a turnover machine in the NFL.”
The grocery chain announced Monday they have short- and long-sleeved t-shirts, baseball caps and stocking hats for sale at KC-area locations while supplies last. The apparel ranges in price from $25-28.