3 Chiefs' Offseason Issues That Could Ruin Three-Peat

The Chiefs are waiting to find out if Rashee Rice will be suspended this season
The Chiefs are waiting to find out if Rashee Rice will be suspended this season / Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
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The Chiefs have had an eventful offseason by any measure. They've re-signed a majority of their free agents and added some exciting players in free agency and the draft, though the team's been in the news for plenty of other reasons lately.

They're still among the favorites to win the Super Bowl, which would accomplish the first three-peat in NFL history, and I'm confident in the organization. That being said, you'd hope news moving forward contains no new off-field incidents.

At the least, there are potential distractions or even decisions that could damage the organization's chances to accomplish history.

3 Chiefs' Offseason Issues That Could Ruin Three-Peat

1. Rashee Rice's Legal Saga

Rashee Rice got some good news regarding the alleged punching of a photographer, but he still faces criminal charges stemming from the March car crash in Dallas. It's expected he'll be suspended at some point, throwing uncertainty into the Chiefs' wide receiver room.

He's participating in OTAs, a good sign for avoiding rust during the suspension. It's still possible he's not suspended until next season too, though I'd guess the Chiefs want to get any suspension out of the way sooner than later.

If he's suspended to start the year, the Chiefs offense could have some growing pains. Skyy Moore is currently the most experienced receiver in the offense and he's only been there for two years. Hollywood Brown and Xavier Worthy figure to have big roles, but sometimes familiarity goes a long way.

Rice became one of the Chiefs' most dangerous weapons and the offense will be worse whenever he's suspended. Kansas City has one of the league's most difficult schedules, starting with Baltimore and Cincinnati, and the race for the No. 1 seed is always important.

The Chiefs went on the road last year to win the AFC Championship, but it's always easier with the home crowd behind you.

While the organization awaits to see what Rice's punishment will be, that cloud of not knowing could prove to be a distraction as well. I have faith in this team's leadership and the long-standing veterans will be needed to keep everyone focused.