Chiefs news for June 28, 2022
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Chiefs cornerbacks, safeties ranked in top half of NFL by PFF | usatoday
PFF sees the Chiefs’ starting secondary as L’Jarius Sneed and Rashad Fenton at outside corner, first-round draft pick Trent McDuffie at nickel and Juan Thornhill and Justin Reid as the starters at safety. Here is what Renner had to say about the No. 14 ranking for Kansas City:
“While he’s been overshadowed by bigger names on the Chiefs’ roster, L’Jarius Sneed deserves some credit for his play since entering the NFL He’s had arguably the best start to his career of any cornerback from the 2020 draft class. While being asked to move between outside and slot cornerback, depending on where he’s needed, he’s been excellent through two seasons. He made the second-most defensive stops of any cornerback in the league last year.”
Chiefs RG Trey Smith honored in Jackson, Tennessee | chiefswire
Kansas City Chiefs RG Trey Smith returned to Jackson, Tennessee where he played high school football and was honored by the community last Friday.
“Those who know me know that I don’t shy away from my Jackson, TN roots! This is a childhood dream come true! Thankful for the honor of receiving a key to the great City of Jackson.
Smith’s Tennessee roots run deep. At University School of Jackson, Smith was twice named Tennessee Mr. Football, twice named All-District Offensive Lineman of the Year and twice named Tennessee Player of the Year. He’d go on to be a five-star college recruit and one of the nation’s top offensive line prospects. He chose to stay in his home state and attend the University of Tennessee.
This playoff stat shows just how productive Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes has been so far | chiefswire
Warren Sharp of Sharp Football Analysis shared a pretty wild Mahomes stat on Twitter on Sunday — one that emphasizes just how productive he’s been during the playoffs. No quarterback in the history of the NFL has more playoff touchdowns than Mahomes in the first five seasons of his career. His 33 total touchdowns lead all other quarterbacks, with the next closest being now-Broncos QB Russell Wilson with 22 touchdowns during his time with the Seattle Seahawks.
28 of those touchdowns from Mahomes were passing touchdowns while five of them were rushing scores. Nine different receivers have caught passing touchdowns from Mahomes, including one offensive lineman.
Chiefs 2022 schedule preview, Week 5: Raiders |fuktheraiders
After a two-game road trip, the Kansas City Chiefs will return home in Week 5 to take on the Las Vegas Raiders on “Monday Night Football.”
In 2021 the Chiefs swept the Raiders in dominant fashion, outscoring them 89-23 in their two matchups. Las Vegas had a very busy offseason, starting with hiring a new head coach in former longtime New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. He brought Mick Lombardi with him from New England to be his offensive coordinator and Patrick Graham to be his defensive coordinator.
5 Chiefs players with most momentum heading into training camp | chiefswire
We are just over a month from the Kansas City Chiefs’ first training camp practice that is open to the public. Players have now gone through each phase of the offseason program, finishing up the team’s mandatory minicamp on a positive note. Several players, both rookies and veterans, managed to put together some standout performances down the stretch at mandatory minicamp.
While the pads haven’t come on yet, several players are heading into the most important stretch of the offseason with what feels like positive momentum. Here’s a quick look at five players who appear to have the most momentum heading into training camp:
Chiefs ‘Offseason Standout’ Named Defensive Player With ‘Most to Prove’ | heavy
The absence of Tyrann Mathieu… I think puts more of a spotlight on Juan Thornhill, who overdelivered in his rookie season. Made the NFL’s all-rookie team, was injured in the final regular season game that year so didn’t get to participate in the Chiefs’ run to the Super Bowl championship, but really wetted the appetite for a player who [many thought was] going to be terrific. We haven’t seen that since. Injuries played a role — common theme here, injuries — but I think there is a lot on his shoulders going into this season. He has got to be a guy who steps up — he’s going to be the Chiefs’ centerfielder in a division now with terrific quarterbacks and great wide receivers.
Chiefs Former First-Round Pick Entering ‘Make-or-Break Season’ in 2022 | heavy
Considering Kansas City spent a first-round selection on Clyde Edwards-Helaire in 2020, the expectation would normally be that the said draft pick would become the bell-cow running back of the future. That has not happened with “CEH.”
This will be a make-or-break season for Edwards-Helaire as far as his time in KC is concerned, but also for the future of his career. He was given the benefit of the doubt early on, but the coaches moved on with other players once he showed he was struggling. This offseason he revealed that complications of gall bladder surgery were a culprit in his struggles, mainly because he lost weight and lacked explosion. Hopefully, a healthy 2022 offseason will result in the foundation for a good season. With health and proper utilization in the passing game, this could be the year that turns around his career.
Analyst ‘Wouldn’t Be Surprised’ if Chiefs Make Late Addition at Area of Need | heavy
This room is the greatest question mark — and not just defensively. It’s the greatest question mark for the entire team. When I look at every other position on this roster, I don’t see any glaring holes. However, edge, in particular, gives me cause for concern. At this point in his career, it would be unfair to expect a major impact from Frank Clark. Can he be solid? If he is healthy, sure. But Clark is not a guy you can expect to get home consistently. The Chiefs did draft [George] Karlaftis in the first round, but how much can we really expect from him in his first year?
Ex-Chiefs $45 Million Defender Named Brett Veach’s Biggest Free Agent Miss | heavy
“This may be a spicy take for a lot of fans to include him on this list, but in my opinion, Hitchens did not live up to his contract,” he wrote. “His average cap hit across his four years in Kansas City was about $8 million, good enough for approximately 15th among linebackers in AAV today. Did Hitchens play like a top-15 linebacker in Kansas City? To me, he did not. The Chiefs do owe a lot to him for the leadership role he played but he was not worth the contract he signed for the Chiefs in terms of on-field production alone.”