Kansas City Chiefs: Not So Obvious Top 10 Chiefs Of 2013, Part 1

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Kansas City Chiefs inside linebacker Akeem Jordan (55) Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports


Akeem Jordan is an old Andy Reid guy, meaning he made the jump to the Chiefs from the Eagles like the coach did. Jordan had spent the last six seasons in Philly where he played almost the exact same role he did for the Chiefs this year. He accounted for 67 tackles for KC and two forced fumbles, completing his second best season as a pro.

The reason he makes this list is because he was there from start to finish. Jordan started in all 16 games right next to Derrick Johnson and did his job well. He contributed a lot in the run defense on first and second down and always seemed to be in the right place fundamentally. Jordan wasn’t asked to do a lot in passing situations so he often left the field on third down.

Jordan can definitely be upgraded if the Chiefs feel it necessary this off season, but you still cannot take away from his contributions this season. He was a solid starter and could be great depth moving forward for the Chiefs, putting him at number 9 on this list for 2013.