Chiefs news for 24 Julyy 2020
“Well, I’m not gonna say he’s telling a fib,” Hill said, via Adam Teicher of ESPN.com. “But Chris Jones, he’s definitely — he’s definitely a man of his word, and we’re definitely creating something special here in KC, so I don’t see why not.
“Why say five? Why not go seven rings? Right now we’re just chasing [Michael] Jordan, so that’s what we do. So I’m going over five, and I’m saying seven.”
“Marquise Goodwin, whoever, whoever wants to race me,” Hill said. “We could do whatever. I already proved that I’m better than you at wide receiver, at wideout, now I’ve got to prove to you that I’m faster than you too. That’s really going to hurt when I’m faster than you and I move better than you. That’s really going to hurt.”
Goodwin has flexed how fast he is to Hill before, saying in 2018 “he doesn’t compare himself to anybody but …” before showcasing his Olympic rings tattoo that confirmed his participation in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Hill ran a 4.29 40-yard dash at the 2016 combine.
The NFL and NFLPA recently agreed to cancel the 2020 NFL preseason. That already creates a huge difficulty for new players on the roster because they won’t have an opportunity to put some work on tape. Now, some players might not even get an opportunity to prove themselves during training camp.
“There were two things I said when we went into negotiations: I wanted to keep great players around me and I wanted to have long-term security for my family,” Mahomes said. “I certainly wasn’t thinking 10 years. I didn’t even know NFL contracts did that.”
Both sides have been talking for the duration of the spring and summer as the COVID-19 virus has turned into a global pandemic. The NFL was able to still pull off major events like the first-year player draft and free agency also opened on time. However, NFL teams were forced to cancel any in-person offseason training activities, rookie minicamps and the like. In fact, team facilities only opened in recent weeks to coaching staff and front office personnel.
“We don’t know where the cap is going to be, but we have to have plans ready in place for whether it grows, stays the same, it dips, what levels, what we need to do, what moves do we have to make,” Veach said. “We have a plan, and we’ll be able to go in some different areas, but once we got to a level where we felt comfortable over the next few years that we have enough game-planning in place to protect ourselves, then we felt good.”