Why KC Chiefs Will Repeat as Champs – Number 5: Continuity
In what could be the oddest offseason in NFL history, the Chiefs have one incredible luxury after winning the Super Bowl – continuity. They’ve essentially been able to keep most of their team intact, from executives to coaches to players.
When a team establishes a winning culture, it’s easy for those credited with the success to get lured away for other opportunities around the league. Not only does Kansas City move into their run it back season with a future Hall of Fame head coach, but they get to keep their talented young offensive coordinator for another season as well.
It’s no secret that Eric Bieniemy is a hot heading coaching commodity and likely won’t be in Kansas City much longer. Keeping those coaching pieces in place with this high-powered offense is a great asset.
Also, keeping so much of the roster intact creates a level of confidence in looking to repeat. A Super Bowl win gives a potential free agent the chance for a big payday elsewhere but thankfully, Brett Veach kept his team together.
Interestingly, those players that could have sought a bigger payday elsewhere actually found their payday in Kansas City. Things appeared pretty bleak with the Chiefs’ salary cap situation, but Veach worked some kind of magic and locked down stars like Patrick Mahomes, Chris Jones, and Travis Kelce for a long time to come.
Having so many key pieces in place creates a very stable environment for continued success. It’s not even uncommon now to hear whispers of Kansas City becoming the league’s next great dynasty.
Continuity can’t be underplayed. The teams that seem to have consistent success appear to have little turnover from the top down. The Chiefs have a phenomenal young GM, one of the best coaching staffs in the league, and without question one of the most dangerous rosters put together in a long time.
Here’s to believing that the continuity the Chiefs are experiencing will pay huge dividends at season’s end.