KC Chiefs: Who Are The Leaders Of The Offense


The KC Chiefs have built a solid young core of players since Andy Reid and John Dorsey came to town, but who are the captains? What veteran players are going to step up and be the leaders of the team?

The offensive captains need to be Alex Smith, Jamaal Charles, Jeremy Maclin, and Eric Fisher.

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Alex Smith was brought over from the San Francisco 49ers two years ago to be the franchise quarterback for the Chiefs. In that time he has been an improvement over what Chiefs fans have come accustomed to in recent memory, but he has not taken control and been the leader that a franchise quarterback is suppose to be.

If the Chiefs plan on taking the next step Smith will need to be at the front.

Jamaal Charles has been a leader on the offense since he took over the starting role so nobody should expect that to change. Charles just needs to continue running hard and being the professional on and off the field like he has his entire career.

Most running backs complain when they are underutilized, but Charles believes in his coaches even when he only gets seven carries in a game that they lose to a terrible Tennessee Titans team.

Jeremy Maclin is new to Kansas City, but Chiefs fans should expect an immediate impact from him both on the field and in the locker room.

The Chiefs released veteran receiver Dwayne Bowe and signed Maclin making him the leader of the wide receiver corp. Maclin will have to show guys like Albert Wilson how to be a true professional and improve their skills.

The KC Chiefs will also likely bring in one, two, or maybe even three receivers in the 2015 NFL Draft, and if the Chiefs want them to come in and make an impact they will need someone to step up and lead them. Maclin will have Jason Avant as another veteran presence to help lead the young guys, but make no mistake that Maclin is the leader.

The last leader of the offense is also likely the most controversial. Eric Fisher is the former first overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, but has been a disappointment for the Chiefs thus far in his career. Now is the time for Fisher to step up and be a leader for the Chiefs.

There should be no more excuses for him. He has had the time to develop and fix the little things that it takes to be an offensive lineman in the NFL.

If Fisher continues to play like one of the worst starting tackles in the league the Chiefs are going to have a hard time making a deep run in the playoffs.

Honorable Mention

Travis Kelce is one of the most promising young players for the Chiefs offense, but I believe he is still a year away from having the pressures of being a leader on the offense.

Who do you think should be the leaders of the offense for the KC Chiefs in 2015?

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