Chiefs news for May 31, 2023
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Today in Chiefs’ history, we have nothing.
Walt Whitman was born on Long Island, NY in 1819, The Boer War ended in 1902, in 1916, the Battle of Jutland, during WWI, commenced, Clint Eastwood was born in 1930, Joe Namath was born in 1943, and Mark Felt became public known as “Deep Throat” in 2005.
Here’s the news.
Insider Reveals Chiefs’ Initial Contract Offer to WR DeAndre Hopkins | Heavy
“Kansas City made progress toward a deal, but things went a little sideways when Odell Beckham Jr. got $15 million in base pay from Baltimore, making Hopkins feel like he should land at least that much, given that Beckham didn’t play last year,” Breer wrote. “The Chiefs wound up giving free-agent left tackle Donovan Smith a deal structured similarly to the offer they made Hopkins, which will make it more difficult for Kansas City to circle back.”
Patrick Mahomes drops truth bomb on Chiefs wide receiver corps after losing key targets a | CluchPoints
“I think we’re deep. I think that’s the biggest thing. Usually, you have a good feel for kind of who the guys are going to be and everything like that but with this group, it’s like every single guy I could see him making a path to making the team. And so, I mean that’s what you want. You want that competition. I thought even the young guys that have stepped in have stepped in and done a lot of great things and guys from other systems have stepped in and done great things. So, (there’s) a lot of competition in that room will play out through OTAs and camp but I’m happy with where we’re at in that receiving room.” – Patrick Mahomes, PFT
Bengals Playmaker Goes Viral After Teasing Chiefs | Heavy
Boyd did walk back the early bit of smack talk, adding: “At the end of the day, [Brown’s] a great player… We’re here to win, he’s probably one of the best at his position. Adding him to what we got already, it’s going to allow Joey [Burrow] to have more time and it’s going to give us the will to put up those points so I’m just happy to have him.”
Breaking down pros and cons of Chiefs potentially signing WR DeAndre Hopkins | ChiefsWire
DeAndre Hopkins has been a WR1 in the NFL for practically a decade, and even though he will be 31 years old before the season, he would be an instant upgrade in the Chiefs’ offense. The recently released veteran wideout has been linked to K.C. throughout the offseason and could prove to be an option now that he’s available.
Chiefs LB Nick Bolton vows to finish NFL career with his college degree | ChiefsWire
“It’s very important,” Bolton said of finishing his degree. “My pop and mama all left with a degree. I didn’t have the opportunity to do that because of COVID. It kind of kept me from finishing during summer classes unless you absolutely had to have one in order to be eligible, so that kind of put me behind a little bit. But it is very important for me. I will not finish my NFL career without my degree.”
Chris Jones second on PFF’s interior defensive linemen rankings for 2023 | ChiefsWire
Los Angeles Rams DT Aaron Donald has remained squarely ahead of Jones in these types of rankings for several seasons now. Despite Jones having a better overall grade in 2022, a career year in statistical production, a brand new First-Team All-Pro selection and twice as many Super Bowl rings, Donald remains at the No. 1 spot in PFF’s rankings.
Chiefs TE Jody Fortson emerged as an elite run blocker in 2022 | ChiefsWire
Fortson ended up playing 21% of the Chiefs’ offensive snaps in 2022, the most to this point in his career. He took a big step forward in one specific aspect of his game — where he was rarely utilized the season prior. In 2021, Fortson appeared on the field for just 15 run-blocking snaps in Kansas City. He saw more than quadruple the run-blocking snaps the following season.
Patrick Mahomes trying to learn all he can from new Chiefs backup QB Blaine Gabbert | ChiefsWire
“Yeah, I mean first off I knew of Blaine (Gabbert) from (former Chiefs QB) Chad (Henne with) them playing in Jacksonville together and Chad spoke very highly of him,” Mahomes said. “And then since he’s been in the building, he’s been a true pro and he’s came in – you see the talent (and) you see why he was a top 10 draft pick or a first-round draft pick and the arm strength there and things like that. And he was just backing up (former Buccaneers QB) Tom (Brady) so I’m asking for any advice he can give me because if you’re learning from that guy, you’re learning from the right guy. So, (he’s) just another good quarterback (and) good guy that can be in that quarterback room.”