KANSAS City, Mo. — Despite losing franchisespillars Tyreek Hill Tyrann MathieuIt was amazing to see AFC West rivals saturate themselves with talent through trades and free agency. Kansas City ChiefsBrett Veach, general manager, said that he feels positive about the team’s chances this season.
Veach stated, “We have the men and the wiring to do really well.” “Given our track records and given our coaching staff… I feel optimistic, I'd say.”
Mathieu signed with the Chiefs this week, but Mathieu decided not to sign again with them. New Orleans Saints. Hill was also not granted a contract extension because he wanted to be the NFL’s highest-paid wide receiver in an area with high salaries.
With 10 draft picks, the Chiefs were capable of covering a lot ground. There were two in each of their first two rounds. They also added a cornerback. Trent McDuffie, a pass-rusher George KarlaftisA wide receiver is also a plus Skyy Moore.
While the Chiefs may not have made the big moves that their AFC West rivals did prior to the draft, they didn't overlook free agency. They signed Mathieu’s replacement in safety Justin ReidWe also added two veteran wide receivers. JuJu Smith-Schuster Marquez Valdes-Scantling.
Chiefs think they are ready to compete in the AFC Championship Game and for a seventh division title.
Veach said, “I feel pretty happy about the work we performed in the offseason.” We had many things to do. I feel good about our approach. We had a great plan. It was hard, especially when there was a crazy receiver market.
“I feel proud of the talent and the amount we have added. “I think we added a lot good talent.”
McDuffie and Reid are the third-round linebacker Leo ChenalThe Chiefs could have four new starters in defense, The Chiefs and Veach performed similar defensive changes in 2019.
The Chiefs were slow to start defensively, but they started playing well by the end of the season. Super Bowl LIV was won again by the Chiefs.
Veach indicated that there might be a transition period with the guys. “You're referring to a rookie cornerback and a new rookie linebacker. Also, there is a rookie defensive end and a rookie safety. There are many moving parts. While it may look great on paper there is a lot of work involved.