Scariest player from the Baltimore Ravens – Patrick Queen
Much like the New Orleans Saints, the Baltimore Ravens are one of the few teams in the league with a roster as stacked as Kansas City’s.
The Ravens are built for success and will likely be a thorn in Kansas City’s side for a lot of years to come. A young and high-powered offense backed by a stingy defense is every coach’s dream. After pulling in defensive free agents like Calais Campbell and Derek Wolfe, they then drafted well at the linebacker position this past spring.
The higher of the two drafted linebackers was LSU’s Patrick Queen.
Queen was actually a player on Kansas City’s radar because of his physicality and speed. Those traits are what could very well cause problems for Kansas City in Week 3 in Baltimore. A high-flying offense like Kansas City has to be met with speed defensively, and Queen has the ability to slow the Chiefs down in 2020.
Scariest player from the Houston Texans – J.J. Watt
There’s no question that the Houston Texans still have the bitter taste of playoff defeat in their mouths, force-fed to them in Kansas City last January.
The Chiefs will have to be ready to kick off their 2020 season against a team that’ll show up with a little extra motivation. Toward the end of a first-ballot Hall of Fame career and after suffering two separate playoff losses to Kansas City, one Houston Texan certainly wants to hand the Chiefs a loss on opening night. Even if the loss isn’t season altering, the world will still be watching.
Few people can argue against the fact that J.J. Watt is the most revered defensive player since the likes of Lawrence Taylor. Even with some injury-plagued seasons, the numbers that Watt has put in over his career are mind-boggling, and he’s not done yet.
After such a stellar career both on and off the field, the all-time great defensive end really deserves a Super Bowl win. The reason that makes him scary to face in 2020 is that his road to that ultimate goal starts in Kansas City in Week 1.