2018 Key Additions: Even before the 2017 postseason concluded, the Kansas City were preparing to move on from veteran Alex Smith and put the Patrick Mahomes plan into motion. This offseason, the club made sure he had another big-play weapon to compliment the likes of 2017 NFL rushing leader Kareem Hunt, Pro Bowl tight end Travis Kelce and wide receiver Tyreek Hill. So imagine the latter teamed with wide receiver Sammy Watkins and both taking advantage of Mahomes’ strong arm? Meanwhile, the Chiefs had six picks in the draft and used the first five on defensive help – including a pair of linebackers in Breeland Speaks (Mississippi) and Dorian O’Daniel (Clemson).
Offseason Review: It’s a team that has won consecutive AFC West titles. But a 5-0 start morphed into a disastrous 5-7 finish this past season. That includes Andy Reid’s club squandering an 18-point lead at home in the AFC Wild Card loss to the Titans. Now there’s a new quarterback at the helm while familiar defensive faces such as Tamba Hali (released) and Marcus Peters (traded to Rams) are no longer with the club. It seems like a start-over of sorts for the Chiefs, who have tremendous big-play potential on offense but still may have some lingering issues on the other side of the football.