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Eight most underrated Kansas City Chiefs heading into 2020 season

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 01: Players of the Kansas City Chiefs walk through the tunnel prior to a game against the Oakland Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium on December 1, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 01: Players of the Kansas City Chiefs walk through the tunnel prior to a game against the Oakland Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium on December 1, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images) /
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Offensive tackle Kelechi Osemele #70 of the Oakland Raiders (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Offensive tackle Kelechi Osemele #70 of the Oakland Raiders (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /

Most Underrated Kansas City Chiefs – Number 6: Willie Gay

The Chiefs have really been missing that sideline-to-sideline linebacker ever since they parted ways with Derrick Johnson two years ago. They drafted Willie Gay in the second round this year in the hopes that he could become that kind of player for them.

While expecting a rookie to immediately fill the void of an eventual Chiefs Ring of Honor inductee is a bit farfetched, Gay is someone who doesn’t seem to be getting much love this offseason at all.

He’s a freak of an athlete and proved that during his time at Mississippi State, returning an interception for a touchdown this past season. His 2018 season saw him notch five sacks and also total 48 tackles (five and a half for loss), showing that Gay can do it all.

There aren’t many weaknesses on the Chiefs roster, as indicated by their Super Bowl victory last season, but linebacker was probably their biggest weakness. Willie Gay is the solution to that problem.

Most Underrated Kansas City Chiefs – Number 5: Kelechi Osemele

Kelechi Osemele recently joined the Kansas City Chiefs and he’ll immediately be competing for one of the two guard positions along the offensive line. It’d be shocking if Osemele didn’t win one of the two jobs, as he’s a former All-Pro left guard and the Chiefs have had a lot of problems at left guard over the years.

For that reason alone, Osemele is being highly underrated. Yes, last season was tough, as he didn’t do much with the Jets, but it wasn’t necessarily because of his play in New York.

Osemele should be able to step in at left guard (preferably) and perform much better than the other in-house options and fans are overlooking him.

Give the o-lineman some love!