Chiefs news for April 7, 2021
Good Morning AG! Here’s what’s happening:
Andrew Wylie is Chiefs’ top earner in performance-based pay for 2020 season | yahoo.com
The NFLPA has announced 2020 performance-based pay distributions and third-year offensive lineman Andrew Wylie leads the way for the Kansas City Chiefs. He was also among the top earners in the league, receiving a total of $542,979 in performance-based pay for the 2020 NFL season. That number is in addition to the $750K base salary that Wylie already earned with the team last season.
Austin Blythe gives scouting report on new Chiefs teammate Jarran Reed | yahoo
Former Seattle Seahawks DT Jarran Reed and former Los Angeles Rams OL Austin Blythe ended up signing in Kansas City as free agents during the 2021 free agency. They’ve both battled on the gridiron during the course of their careers, facing off a total of six times since 2017. Their last meeting came during the wild card round of the playoffs.
New Chiefs FB Michael Burton explains why he chose Kansas City | usatoday
There were some questions regarding whether the Kansas City Chiefs would keep a traditional fullback on the roster in 2021 following the retirement of veteran Anthony Sherman. Those questions were answered when the Chiefs agreed to terms with former New Orleans Saints fullback Michael Burton.
Note this is from Forbes… You probably didn’t think that AG would visit that kind of place, but we leave no stone unturned!
Austin Blythe Provides The Kansas City Chiefs With Versatility At A Low Cost |forbes
The more, the merrier.
The Kansas City Chiefs continue to stockpile interior linemen.
Uhh… Maybe because I was fired???
Ravens’ Sammy Watkins explains the decision to leave Chiefs despite Super Bowl success | cbssports
Sammy Watkins was a vital cog on the Kansas City Chiefs‘ Super Bowl championship roster, and was one of the top pass catchers for Patrick Mahomes during his three-year stay with the franchise. Watkins had excellent memories with Kansas City, but felt it was time to move on to the next chapter of his football career.
Does Arm Length Really Matter for NFL Offensive Tackles? | si.com
The Kansas City Chiefs find themselves in an interesting predicament when it comes to securing their future at offensive tackle. Does a shorter-armed prospect point toward lesser production at the NFL level?
Around the AFC West:
DraftKings projects Broncos to have another losing season in 2021 | milehighreport
The first post free agency win projections are coming out and DraftKings has given an over/under for every NFL team based on their moves in free agency. The needle for the Denver Broncos moved very little from where it sat this time last year with a win total projection of 7.5
Broncos To Sign Shamar Stephen | profootballrumors
The Broncos have already made several moves in the secondary this offseason, and now they’re addressing the defensive front. Denver has agreed to terms on a deal with defensive tackle Shamar Stephen, a source told Ryan O’Halloran of the Denver Post (Twitter link).
Is this another way of saying “desperate”?
K.J. Wright’s options are shrinking, could the Raiders be a landing spot? |silverandblackpride
Sports Illustrated reported that the Dallas Cowboys are not interested in the linebacker from Seattle. Wright had told Sports Illustrated that the Cowboys were a “dream” landing spot for him. It made sense because the new defensive coordinator in Dallas is Dan Quinn, who was formerly the defensive coordinator with the Seahawks where Wright developed into a standout player.