After falling short of Super Bowl dreams, the Kansas City Chiefs have a few things to do this offseason.
The Kansas City Chiefs are coming off one of the most gut-wrenching losses in their franchise’s history. Changes will happen, but for the first time in a while the future is bright.
They went toe-to-toe with Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, and lost thanks to a coin toss (and letting the Patriots offense run up the field on their first drive). It’s clear they have the foundation for a perennial contender, but there are a few pieces still missing.
They spent most of the season looking down at the rest of the AFC. They were the number one seed basically from Week 1. It’s clear that this is an amazing team we’re watching. They have one of the best quarterbacks in the league in Patrick Mahomes. He’s just 23 years old and he’s set to make just $4.48 million next season. This team must take advantage of the gift they have in him.
Next season, the Chiefs may go into the season as the favorite, or at least one of the top three favorites to win the 2020 Super Bowl. That’s thanks to Mahomes, but it’s also because of how stacked the offense is. That’s clearly not the issue here, but after losing to the Patriots twice this season, as well as losing to the Los Angeles Rams in a nail biter, the Los Angeles Chargers in a close matchup, and the Seattle Seahawks on the road.
This Chiefs team ended the season 5-5 in one-score games. A team with that dominant an offense is expected to win when it matters, but it went a little under the radar that they didn’t always win when it was close. One can’t blame Mahomes, it was mostly on the defense giving up leads late. Mahomes can only do so much.
They must make moves this offseason to fix a few issues that will make them the team to beat next season.