Football is back, I repeat, football is back. This is not a drill folks. We are a little over 24 hours until the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs take on the Houston Texans.
The Kansas City Chiefs’ first title defense in half a century starts this week, and the collective world will be able to breathe knowing that we have football this year. America may still be in the throws of a pandemic, but the NFL has taken the necessary steps to ensure that, for the time being, football has a fighting chance to finish its season.
Just because the NFL has found a way to play through a pandemic doesn’t mean that the landscape of football hasn’t changed. There wasn’t a preseason. OTA’s, and minicamps were all largely canceled, and training camps were not the same as years passed. That is why there is more of a feel of mystery around NFL teams and how their rosters are constructed and deployed.
When Kansas City takes the field against Houston, the roster will largely be the same as it was last year. That doesn’t mean you won’t see any new faces, and it also doesn’t mean old faces will be in the same places that you are used to seeing them.
With no preseason to go off of, and with media being heavily restricted at training camp, this will be the first time we get to see just how the team plans on using the roster and what roles certain players will have.
So let’s dive into week one of the 2020 season and see how Kansas City is going to handle business as reigning champs.