Chiefs news for 27 May 2020
Mahomes’ tweet a few hours later would indicate that he has gotten back to Kansas City from Texas and that some amount of on-field workouts have gotten back into the rotation for Mahomes and at least some of the pass-catchers.
A source told Yahoo Sports that the NFL is relying on California Gov. Gavin Newsom to allow to practice in order for the league to be fully functioning at minicamps. With Newsom’s permission, it would allow the NFL to hold minicamps in June, take a break and set the dates for training camps.
“Buoyed by what FPI considers to be easily the best offense in football, the Chiefs are more than a touchdown better than an average NFL team and more than a point better than the second-best team in the league, the Baltimore Ravens. That strong rating fueled the Chiefs to a 21% chance to win the Super Bowl, which makes them the second-largest preseason favorite since we began projections in 2015, behind only the 2017 New England Patriots (32%). The Chiefs were our preseason favorite last season too, with a 15% chance to win it all.”
As much as people touted all the things Kansas City’s first-round pick, running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire, will do in Andy Reid’s high-octane offense, Gay is the player who will determine how successful this Chiefs draft class really is. The first thing to know is that the former Mississippi State product can flat-out fly. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.46 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine (second-best time among linebackers) and he plays just as fast when he’s on the field. It’s no secret that Kansas City’s major weakness on defense was at linebacker, where it lacked athleticism and dynamic playmaking ability. Gay can offset those troubles because he’s known for his range, blitzing and coverage potential.
Ultimately, Over The Cap’s average ranks K.C. with the second-worst salary cap health in the NFL for 2021 with the New Orleans Saints as the worst. Fitzgerald considers the Chiefs a “Tier 4” team in his rankings, but it seems like things can be easily rectified for Kansas City. They’ll have to make some tough cuts, part with some big named free agents and make progress in the draft and undrafted free agency. They likely won’t be active players in the free-agent market aside from some one-year deals like we saw in 2020.
“I think my favorite memory was, honestly, after the game — right after the game,” Mahomes said. “I mean, obviously there were so many big plays that happened. But getting to go to Coach Reid and celebrate with him — you could see the emotion and all of that hard work paying off. And he and his family were already on the field. Just taking in that moment right there, I think that is the memory that will last with me forever. Hopefully, we’ll get a few more of those memories.”
“We’re planning for full stadiums,” Vincent told NBC Sports, “until the medical community tells us otherwise. Now, remember when we’re talking. We’re talking about September … August, September. So, there’s a lot that can happen here. So, we’re planning for full stadiums.”