Chiefs news for 31 July 2020
Veteran RB LeSean McCoy reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, per @rosenhaussports. “He’s very excited to play with established vets like Brady and Gronk in trying to win another championship,” Rosenhaus said.
“I’m dealing with a family matter,” he said. “My mom was just diagnosed with cancer, and it’s stage 4, so y’know, there was no other… that was my decision. With everything that’s going on, she was the only one there for me. I never had the opportunity to have my dad there. My mom is my rock, my everything. During a hard time like this, I think I should be next to her every step.”
The Chiefs will still have an excellent, albeit young running back group this season. Behind Edwards-Helaire, DeAndre Washington will bring the most veteran leadership of the group. He only has five career starts, but was a consistent change of pace back with the Raiders and he should be expected to bring that same experience to Kansas City this year.
The pandemic has caused plenty of changes. Here’s another: The defending Super Bowl champions are still waiting to get their Super Bowl rings.
While he’s clearly not the fourth-best player in the league, the placement is understandable, given the mechanics of the process that generates the annual list. During the preceding season, a supposedly wide swath of players are asked to list the top 20 players in the NFL. During the 2019 season, Mahomes didn’t have the same sizzle that he had in 2018, thanks in large part to the fact that he missed multiple games with a knee injury.
“It’s TV land, man,” Kelce told reporters Thursday during a conference call. “It is what it is. …You can’t tell me there’s a better quarterback in the NFL. It’s a fun time to be a Kansas City Chief and that’s because number 1-5 is in the building.”
“I think we’ll probably begin with Willie at one of the outside positions,” Spagnuolo said. “We think without knowing right away, or we’re hopeful, I should say, that that he would replace what [strongside linebacker] Reggie Ragland did for us last year. I preface that by saying we won’t know that until we get him in.