“Hail to the Chiefs-They Hope”
The off season became the trading season for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Great in-season, the post-season for Andy Reid ended in disappointment.
Changes, changes, changes, everywhere. The most busy team in the off season.
The Chiefs started the off season early with the trade of QB-Alex Smith to the Washington Redskins, just as the free agent season kicked off.
By the time Reid was done walking thru the lockerroom, 16-players in all exited Kansas City.
The housecleaning included talented but volatile corner Marcus Peters, shipped to the Rams, the exit of longtime linebacker Derrick Johnson and pass rusher Tamba Hali.. The decision not to bring back Darrelle Revis, Ron Parker, and the loss of WR-Albert Wilson and OG-Donald Stephenson to free agency, meant a real overhaul..
It was the kind of purge you normally see with bad teams, not playoff teams.
It is Pat Mahomes team now at quarterback. The Chiefs add big play WR-Sammy Watkins to a dangerous pass receiving core headed by Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce.
KC is 6-deep at running back adding ex-Miami Damien Williams and ex-Bills-Cardinals Berwyn Williams, and hopes to return Spencer Ware, to aid and their bright young star in Kareem Hunt..
They are paying a lot of money to Watkins, who is now on his 3rd team in 3-years, so you wonder if it is a good investment, or whether there is some flaw in Watkins the player?
Ex-Cowboy Anthony Hitchens comes on board, plus the return to health of a wide variety of injured players, including Eric Berry, and the hope that it will be two years since Justin Houston had his knee scope surgery. will make this team dominant.
Corner Kendall Fuller has good credentials, and was a key get in the Redskins-Smith deal.
Reid didn’t have a 1st round pick, but got a big body DT-in Breeland Speeks, out of Ole Miss.
In season success under Reid has been blunted by post-season failure, thus all the changes.
Hail to the Chiefs? We find out this coming season, because the pressure is on, not to make the playoffs, but do something in the playoffs.