Morning Huddle: Mahomes Is Going To Get PAID

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In the morning Chiefs Kingdom! We can’t PAY everyone. How will this work? There are some new NFL rules afoot. Grab yourself a cup o’ joe and get in the Huddle!

Chiefs news for 22 May 2020

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Chiefs chairman says Patrick Mahomes contract extension talks will begin this summer | CBSSports

Mahomes is set to make $5,316,443 this year and $24,837,000 in 2021 after the Chiefs picked up his fifth-year option, so a huge payday is on the way. CBS Sports NFL insider Jason La Canfora reported back in January that Kansas City is planning to offer Mahomes a record-setting contract that would pay him at least $40 million a season, making him the highest-paid player in NFL history. Russell Wilson is currently the highest-paid player in the league in terms of average annual salary, earning $35 million per season with the Seattle Seahawks

ESPN knocks Kansas City Chiefs offseason approach | AA

Breeland was arrested at gunpoint on May 1. Watkins is still earning nearly $9 million with the chance to earn $6 million more in incentives in 2020, which is a lot for a player who had been ordinary during his first two seasons in Kansas City before breaking out during the postseason. The team also didn’t resolve Jones’ future with a trade or a long-term contract, meaning it’s likely to end up getting one more year out of him before losing him as a free agent in 2021.

NFL rule proposals include adding booth umpire, tech adviser for refs | ESPN.com

Closing a loophole that last season allowed the New England Patriots and Tennessee Titans, among others, to drain the clock by committing multiple dead ball fouls while the clock was running.

Growing support for 4th-and-15 alternative to onside kicks | PFT

PFT has learned, via a league source, that support is growing from a proposal that would allow teams to try a 4th-and-15 play in lieu of an onside kick. Rule changes that bar players on the kicking team from taking a running start limited the effectiveness of onside kicks last season and that limited the chances for teams to come from behind late in games.

Clock will run on onside kick alternative | PFT

The rule proposal, which will be voted on by NFL owners, is envisioned primarily as an opportunity for teams to get the ball back after scoring. That’s what the onside kick has always been for, but in recent years kickoff rule changes have made onside kicks harder for the kicking team to recover, so this alternative has been proposed.

Dave Toub details Chiefs’ punting competition between Tommy Townsend, Tyler Newsome | ChiefsWire

“The kid’s got a lot of talent,” Toub said of Townsend during Tuesday’s media availability. “We really liked him coming out. I had him rated as the best punter coming out this year and he was available for us, and those guys got it done to get him. So that was a pretty good deal.”

KC Chiefs likely to see Tyrod Taylor early against Chargers | AA

“I think Taylor will start at least eight games this season,” writes Popper, “both because the Chargers are preaching patience above all else with Herbert, the No. 6 overall pick in last month’s draft, and because Herbert won’t get enough practice time before the regular season.”

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Plus Name and Plus Name
05/22/2020 3:51 pm

This is grade A stuff. This guy claims that if you give Mahomes average stats, he is an average quarterback.

https://twitter.com/seahawksnerd75/status/1262917513136025601

DenverDonkeyHater
DenverDonkeyHater
05/22/2020 12:30 pm

So this whole onside kick thing is due to the fact that you have to line up on the line of scrimmage instead of 5-10 yards back thereby reducing the chances of recovery? Thats it right? I dont think theres extra injury concern for onside kicks.

Why not just let teams line up 10 yards back, but if the ball goes more than 25 yards then the receiving team gets it where the ball kicked from. Problem solved.

Team Player
Team Player
Reply to  DenverDonkeyHater
05/22/2020 5:14 pm

Except for the reason for the rule? You know, player safety? You may not care but insurance actuaries do.

DenverDonkeyHater
DenverDonkeyHater
Reply to  Team Player
05/22/2020 6:18 pm

Do players get hurt on onside kicks? I dont think thats the reason for the change.

QuackTastic
QuackTastic
05/22/2020 8:43 am

Have a strong feeling that alternative onside kick rule will be used against us much more than for us. I’d rather them just keep as many of the rules intact as possible. They do need a booth umpire, it’s kind of amazing that they still don’t have one.

MidKan Chiefs Lifer
MidKan Chiefs Lifer
Reply to  QuackTastic
05/22/2020 9:45 am

I was thinking the same thing. Since the chiefs will be up far more than behind it will definitely be used against the chiefs more than the chiefs use it. That being said there is not a better team in the NFL at big plays than the chiefs. Basically it would stand a better chance to benefit the chiefs if they needed it than any other team, but since it is more likely the chiefs are ahead in the games it will be used against them more and have a greater chance to hurt them.

tsv0728
tsv0728
Reply to  MidKan Chiefs Lifer
05/22/2020 12:36 pm

This definitely isnt a safety issue. QBs are gonna take some wacks trying to make something happen, as theyll obviously be in a desperate situation.

vvet818
05/22/2020 8:38 am

Proposed rule changes: I’ll wait to see what Bill B. says, if he’s for them then i’m against and vice-versa.

zulu trader
zulu trader
05/22/2020 7:41 am
MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  zulu trader
05/22/2020 11:34 am

Batting practice.

tsv0728
tsv0728
Reply to  zulu trader
05/22/2020 12:38 pm

There is a decent chance I’m better than Pat at this particular excercise. He had several shanks in there.

zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  tsv0728
05/22/2020 1:09 pm

did you see how he winds up like batting a ball. Is that Gehrig Dieter standing there watching him?

Warpath
Warpath
Reply to  zulu trader
05/22/2020 3:49 pm

Yup, that’s Dieter.

Slayer0810
Slayer0810
05/22/2020 7:26 am

Sometimes I can’t help myself, and I have to read other fans’ comments for entertainment. Behold the following comment on a The Athletic power-ranking article from a Seahawks fan:

I’d have us around 6 or 7 – but I’m pretty sure where they’re coming from is [the Seahawks are] sort of last years Chiefs minus an offensive mastermind. Russ can match or beat Mahomes in most ways except pure arm power where Mahomes is almost unparalleled.

I mean, I’d personally take Wilson over Jimmy G or Lamar Jackson, so I’m not knocking him as a QB. It’s just that I have a hard time understanding how people are still undervaluing Mahomes.

MidKan Chiefs Lifer
MidKan Chiefs Lifer
Reply to  Slayer0810
05/22/2020 9:54 am

Russ in my opinion is the second best qbnin the league, the biggest difference in my opinion is not that his arm is not as strong (its certainly true his arm is much weaker but strong arm is on the bottom of the list as to why Mahomes is the best qb in the league). I think Russ is very similar as far as off platform throws and making something out of nothing. Where he falls short is the quickness of his decision making. When the first read isnt there PM15 is quicker to see the defense and get through his reads to the open man. It’s why it always seems like he is throwing to an open receiver and they dont have many contested catches. He is throwing to the correct receiver in the place to throw them open. Riss imo is not as good at that. He does throw on the move incredibly well and makes phenomenal plays when not much is there, but takes more sacks and has more contested catches because his processing speed isnt as good.

HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh
Reply to  MidKan Chiefs Lifer
05/22/2020 12:21 pm

This might be a controversial opinion, but Russ on this team with these weapons would be a 12-4 AFC Champion Superbowl loser.

Tarkus
Reply to  HawaiiFiveOh
05/22/2020 1:31 pm

Mahomes did not have a good game (despite winning the MVP), so I’m not sure why you’d assume that the Chiefs would lose with Wilson at QB.

zulu trader
zulu trader
05/22/2020 7:14 am

Ted Nguyen

@FB_FilmAnalysis

Chiefs dynasty confirmed if this passes. https://twitter.com/tompelissero/status/1263518250442338304
Tom Pelissero
@TomPelissero

NFL clubs today received updated playing rules change proposals.

Most interesting: an alternative to the onside kick that would allow a team a chance to maintain possession by going for it on 4th-and-15 from their 25-yard line. Sounds like support for the idea is growing.

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zulu trader
zulu trader
05/22/2020 7:09 am
zulu trader
zulu trader
05/22/2020 7:05 am

That fan placed a winning bid of $1.025 million in the All In Challenge to acquire team owner Robert Kraft’s Super Bowl LI ring from the team’s 34-28 overtime victory over the Atlanta Falcons
In honor of the team’s second-half comeback after trailing 28-3—the largest comeback in Super Bowl history—the ring features 283 diamonds, is 5.1 carats in weight and is made with 10-karat white gold. It is also inscribed with “We Are All Patriots 2-3-02” and “Greatest Comeback Ever.”.

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A happy ending?

Team Player
Team Player
Reply to  zulu trader
05/22/2020 5:16 pm

Almost

Blew it

zulu trader
zulu trader
05/22/2020 7:00 am

PFF Fantasy Football

@PFF_Fantasy

Most catches of 15+ yards (TEs) last season

1. Travis Kelce – 32
2. Darren Waller – 29
3. George Kittle – 25

https://giphy.com/gifs/nfl-football-kansas-city-chiefs-3o7TKLzkUorz9C3VrG

zulu trader
zulu trader
05/22/2020 6:59 am
zulu trader
zulu trader
05/22/2020 6:58 am
zulu trader
zulu trader
05/22/2020 6:57 am
zulu trader
zulu trader
05/22/2020 6:55 am

Adam Teicher
@adamteicher

Chiefs didn’t go for it on 4th and 15 or longer last year but no wonder Mahomes likes this. He was 12-16 for 255 yards and 3 TD on 3rd and 15 or more in regular season. This doesn’t even count Jet Chip Wasp in Super Bowl.

https://giphy.com/gifs/nfl-sports-sport-national-football-league-L40y5KOr1e0pcLC0fV

tsv0728
tsv0728
Reply to  zulu trader
05/22/2020 12:51 pm

I love the filter on this. Makes it look a lil comic booky

zulu trader
zulu trader
05/22/2020 6:50 am

James Palmer
@JamesPalmerTV

“The negotiations are something we’ll be getting into this summer. But what he has said and what we’ve said, both sides is, he wants to be a Kansas City Chief for life, and that’s our mentality as well.” Cheifs Clark Hunt on Mahomes on a Facebook Live with 105.3 The Fan in Dallas

https://giphy.com/gifs/intuitquickbooks-happy-business-quickbooks-MXo4x8pDDbk8TyzYb5

Warpath
Warpath
05/22/2020 6:31 am

“WORLD CHAMPIONS”

zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  Warpath
05/22/2020 6:42 am

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