Chiefs news revolves around how the team will be without Mike Pennel for the first two games of the 2020 season due to suspension.
Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Mike Pennel is suspended for the first two games this season. As of this writing, the reasoning has yet to be revealed, but according to Pennel’s apology that he tweeted out on Tuesday afternoon, it appears to be drug test related.
Pennel was a huge piece in getting the Chiefs their first Super Bowl title in 50 years. His hit on Jimmy Garoppolo is a play that Chiefs Kingdom will remember forever.
Pennel was so big for this team that the Chiefs made sure to re-sign him for another year. That’s how huge he was for the Chiefs in their Super Bowl winning season.
Here’s what’s trending in Chiefs news.
- Chiefs’ Mike Pennel suspended two games [Michael David smith, Pro Football Talk]
- NFL confirms suspension to Mike Pennel [Pete Sweeney, Arrowhead Pride]
- Mike Pennel officially suspended two games [Charles Goldman, Chiefs Wire]
- Mike Pennel apologizes to fans after suspension [FanSided]
"Now Pennel won’t be able to help the Chiefs defense in the first two games of the 2020 season, as he’s been suspended. Pennel’s apology is as sincere as they come, but it remains to be seen if the Chiefs are willing to accept it just weeks ahead of the regular season."
This is big for the Chiefs, but at least it’s only two games. They’re already without Bashaud Breeland for the first four games of the season and now won’t have Pennel for the first two.
Pennel re-signed with Kansas City this offseason and it was a great signing for the team, as Pennel was a big piece of this team’s success last year. He won’t be present for the games against the Texans and Chargers unfortunately, but at least the Chiefs will have him back when they head up north to face the Ravens’ explosive rushing attack in week three.
Pennel appeared in just eight regular season games last year and came out of nowhere for the Chiefs. He’s initially from Topeka and is someone that Chiefs fans really connected with last season.
While this is unfortunate, the Chiefs should be okay without Mike Pennel. The run defense is better with him there, but this is a team that’s able to put up points so if they’re able to put the Texans and Chargers in holes early on, then those teams will be forced to throw anyway.