KC Chiefs News: Travis Kelce and Top Five Team In NFL


KC Chiefs news this morning focuses on the Chiefs’ standout tight end Travis Kelce, and how the Kansas City Chiefs are ranked in the top five in power rankings during this off season.

KC Chiefs fans have high hopes for the 2015 season. For starters, the team acquired Jeremy Maclin in free agency, which filled a huge need on the offense.

We all know the stat: The Chiefs did not have a wide receiver catch a touchdown pass last season, and hopefully Maclin will be able to change that early on in the season (one because it means the Chiefs scored and two because I’m tired of hearing about that stat).

Second, John Dorsey beefed up the offensive line by acquiring guards Ben Grubbs and Paul Fanaika. The offensive line was dreadful last year, and now with the wide receivers and offensive line improved, Alex Smith has no excuses not to get the ball down the field in 2015.

These improvements have led to Peter King ranking the Kansas City Chiefs as a top five team in his most recent power rankings on MMQB (he has them at number four, ahead of last year’s Super Bowl champions by one spot).

While power rankings don’t necessarily mean as much, it’s cool that our Chiefs can puff out their chests a little bit before the preseason even begins.

The Chiefs have a bit of a tough schedule to start off the season, so we’ll learn a lot about this team in the early weeks.

Hopefully they can start out with a victory on the road against the Houston Texans before hosting the gross Denver Broncos on Thursday Night Football just four days later.

In other KC Chiefs news (and another reason why the Chiefs could be a pretty dang good football team in 2015), Travis Kelce is already getting people pumped to watch the Chiefs play. People have their eyes on Kelce, and are expecting him to not only have a breakout year, but to be one of the best tight ends in the National Football League.

Let’s sure hope so!

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Chiefs power rankings: Peter King is convinced [Arrowhead Addict]

"King obviously believes Kansas City is going to be very good, ranking it well ahead of the Denver Broncos (9th) and Indianapolis Colts (11th), along with one spot above the New England Patriots. King has the San Diego Chargers at 15th in his rankings and the Oakland Raiders in the penultimate spot, not showing much faith in the moves made by general manager Reggie McKenzie."

KC Chiefs: Free Agent Tight Ends On The Market [KC Kingdom]

"While Kelce is slated for a big year in 2015, the Kansas City Chiefs desperately need a sturdy tight end alongside him. Releasing Anthony Fasano was a smart decision due to the cap issues, but now the Chiefs have Demetrius Harris, Richard Gordon, Ryan Taylor, and fifth round draft pick James O’Shaughnessy on the roster."

Now check out what the rest of the web has to say.

Is Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce — sorry, Zeus — growing up before our very eyes? [Fox Sports]

"A little leading by example wouldn’t hurt, either. Kelce ranked first among all NFL tight ends last fall in yards after the catch … and first in fumbles (four). No. 87 in open space took your breath away. No. 87 whenever a tackler closed and reached in for the rock took weeks off your life."

Why Travis Kelce Is Primed for a Breakout Season in 2015 [Bleacher Report]

"There’s more than a little reason to think Kelce could pull it off. The 6’5″ 260-pounder, whose athleticism has drawn comparisons to Rob Gronkowski, ranked fourth at his position in 2014, according to Pro Football Focus. Among tight ends with over 60 receptions last year, only Gronkowski and Delanie Walker of the Tennessee Titans averaged more yards per catch."

NFL power rankings: Kansas City are a top 5 team, according to Peter King [Arrowhead Pride]

"Even the most optimistic Chiefs fan has to recognize that this ranking is really, really high. This would put the Chiefs ahead of the New England Patriots which … well, I just don’t think the Chiefs are ahead of the Patriots considering the Patriots are very good every single year. But you know what? The Chiefs could have the best defense in the NFL, a really good running game and they won’t be turning the ball over very often. That combination can win games. I feel good about the way the Chiefs handled things this offseason."

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