Is anyone surprised to hear that the Kansas City Chiefs have the best group of offensive weapons heading into 2020?
While the defense played a huge role in the Kansas City Chiefs finally getting their coveted Super Bowl victory, this team has been defined by their offensive success since Patrick Mahomes took over full-time in 2018.
They showcased that with their come from behind victories in all three of their playoff victories this past season and that’ll be what they continue to lean on as long as Mahomes is in his prime.
When people think of the Kansas City Chiefs, they think of their offensive prowess.
Bill Barnwell of ESPN ranked the offensive weapons for all 32 NFL teams and it’s no surprise that he had the Chiefs at number one. He had them ranked over the Browns, Cowboys, Bucs, and Panthers, who made up the rest of the top five.
The big names on the Chiefs offense are Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce, but the depth behind them all is top notch. Sammy Watkins has struggled to stay healthy, but he showed in the playoffs that when he’s at his best, he’s unstoppable.
Chiefs fans were thrilled to see what Mecole Hardman could do throughout the course of his rookie season and while he mostly packed his punches on special teams, he made big plays offensively when he needed to.
The only weak spot when it came to offensive weapons for Kansas City was at the running back spot, but Damien Williams was great in the Super Bowl. He’ll have a fire lit underneath him this year due to the drafting of LSU running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire in the first round.
Edwards-Helaire will be the future at the position, but Williams has another shot to prove he can be a reliable RB1 for a team, even if it’s not the Chiefs.
Barnwell said CEH is what put the Chiefs’ offense ‘over the top’, stating this,
"Only two backs in the nation averaged more yards per route run last season than the LSU star Edwards-Helaire, who is perfectly capable of splitting out as a receiver and winning matchups at the line of scrimmage."
Hard to argue with that.
The Chiefs needed a running back so badly that they spent their first round pick on one and while some might not have been thrilled with that decision, it’ll be worth it when the Chiefs win another Super Bowl in 2020.
Defenses everywhere dread facing the Kansas City Chiefs’ prolific offense and there’s a strong case to be made that their offense is going to be even better in 2020. That’s a terrifying thought for the rest of the National Football League.