NFL Season Preview: Kansas City Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs have been one of the best teams in the NFL for years now behind the elite Quarterback play of Patrick Mahomes and the head coaching genius of Andy Reid, and there's no reason why that dominance should subside in 2022. The division is much tougher now, so we may not see the Chiefs cruise through the year like they have done previously, but with a balanced attack, this team should yet again be competing for a Super Bowl title at season's end. 


The biggest positive for this Chiefs team remains Patrick Mahomes, and beyond that, his new, balanced array of weapons. On top of Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Jerrick McKinnon, Travis Kelce and Mecole Hardman, this team has added JuJu Smith-Schuster, Skyy Moore and Marquez Valdes-Scantling, meaning opposing defensive coaches will be having nightmares about matching up with Kansas City. The offensive line has improved in recent times too, and if Mahomes is given time to work, this team will carve up opposing defences. 


The offence is always going to be the strength of this Chiefs team, and while the defence can most certainly hold its own, there are a few weak spots that may potentially be exploited in 2022. The Chiefs drafted Trent McDuffie to fill a hole at cornerback, but beyond the defensive line, this team may struggle to hold off elite offences, but thankfully for them, they have one of their own if a high scoring shooting were to ensue.

Team MVP

As usual, it's no surprise that this team is going to go as far as Patrick Mahomes can take them, and if he can shut out all distractions and spread the ball among all his weapons, he should again be a strong candidate for league MVP. Sure, Tyreek Hill is missing, but this air attack is more balanced and still has plenty of speed, size and versatility, so expect Patrick Mahomes to once again be this teams MVP, as he has been every year in the league.

Record Prediction

The Chiefs have dominated the AFC West for years now, and although we see them winning the division once again, the talent that has arrived this past off-season is going to make that feat much, much more difficult. An 11 win season may win the division, because it's likely that every team out West will be between 9-11 wins, but in 2022, we see the Chiefs, who have grown accustomed to success and know how to deal with pressure and expectations winning 12 games, and taking out a very tough and entertaining division crown. 

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