Chiefs running back job surprisingly up for grabs in camp
Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Isiah Pacheco were chosen by the Kansas City Chiefs on opposite ends of the draft spectrum, one of them a first-round pick with the accompanying expectations and the other a seventh-round longshot. And along with missing seven games last season, Edwards-Helaire also missed the Chiefs' wild-card game before serving as a backup to McKinnon in the divisional round and AFC title game.news.yahoo.com
Chiefs report to camp without longtime club cornerstones
Two cornerstones of the Chiefs' four straight AFC title game appearances walked into training camp elsewhere this week, and Kansas City coach Andy Reid will be spending much of the next month figuring out how to replace them. The biggest departure came when the Chiefs traded Tyreek Hill to the Dolphins for a package of draft picks in January, a move made with an eye both on long-term success and the bottom line but with the immediate effect of depriving Patrick Mahomes of his favorite downfield playmaker since the moment their QB stepped foot in the league. The other big hole opened up on defense, where Tyrann Mathieu was allowed to leave in free agency, taking not only one of their biggest playmakers on that side of the ball out of the equation but also removing one of the locker room leaders.news.yahoo.com
Chiefs gather with Mahomes in Texas to begin offseason
The new faces of the Kansas City Chiefs offense are getting to know each other in the warm Texas sun, rather than the cold Kansas City rain, after Andy Reid decided to make voluntary offseason workouts a virtual exercise this season. In a departure from his previous three decades of offseason work, Reid said Monday that he's encouraging his players to Zoom into voluntary meetings — rather than attend in person at the Chiefs practice facility — so that they can continue their workouts from anywhere in the country ahead of more formalized team activities next month.news.yahoo.com
Chiefs rally past Buffalo 42-36 in OT in wild playoff game
Patrick Mahomes found Travis Kelce in the corner of the end zone from 8 yards early in overtime, and the Kansas City Chiefs rallied to beat the Buffalo Bills 42-36 on Sunday night in a sizzling finish to a wild divisional-round weekend. The lead changed hands three times in the final two minutes of regulation before Harrison Butker, who earlier missed a field goal and extra point, drilled a 49-yarder for Kansas City as time expired to force overtime. The Chiefs won the coin toss, marched swiftly downfield against the NFL's top-ranked but exhausted defense, and right into their fourth straight AFC title game.news.yahoo.com
Chiefs take playoff experience into Sunday night vs Steelers
The last time the Kansas City Chiefs played the Pittsburgh Steelers in the playoffs, Tyreek Hill was a wide-eyed rookie wide receiver, Chris Jones was learning the ropes at defensive tackle and Travis Kelce was just becoming one of the NFL's best tight ends.
Chiefs roll to record-setting 48-9 victory over Raiders
Patrick Mahomes threw his first two touchdown passes in nearly a month, Clyde Edwards-Helaire added two more scores on the ground, and the Kansas City Chiefs forced five turnovers in rolling to a record-setting 48-9 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders.
Chiefs cut RBs Thompson, Gore among early roster moves
The Chiefs began trimming their roster to the 53-man limit for the regular season on Monday, and coach Andy Reid may have found himself having a more difficult time this year than any other during his tenure in Kansas City. Take the offensive line, for example. The unit had been dominated by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a Super Bowl fiasco, forcing general manager Brett Veach to tear it down and start all over.news.yahoo.com
Chiefs cut starting OTs Fisher, Schwartz to save cap space
– The Kansas City Chiefs released starting offensive tackles Eric Fisher and Mitchell Schwartz on Thursday as they sought to squeeze under the salary cap. Fisher and Schwartz were instrumental in helping the Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers for their first Super Bowl title in 50 years. Fisher tore his Achilles tendon in the AFC title game and Schwartz missed half the season with a back injury. AdThe Chiefs signed the 31-year-old Schwartz in 2016 to bookend with Fisher on a revamped offensive line. Now, the Chiefs intend to rebuild their offensive line without Fisher and Schwartz factoring in.
AP source: Chiefs' Mahomes to have surgery on toe injury
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) sits on the turf during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes will have surgery this week on the turf toe injury he suffered in the playoffs, likely sidelining him for the start of the offseason program but ensuring he'll be ready well before training camp. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the plans had not been disclosed publicly. NFL Network was first to report that Mahomes would have surgery on Wednesday. Bieniemy's contract expired after the Super Bowl in part because the Chiefs never thought he would get through another round of coaching hires without landing a head coaching job somewhere else.
Chiefs head into offseason with core intact, plenty of holes
Now, the Chiefs will have to take a much different tact if they want to make their third consecutive Super Bowl. While their core group is signed for the next several years, the Chiefs have a raft of important contributors that are due to hit free agency. Ad“Like all teams, we'll get busy here going down the road,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Monday. “Every year is different because of your cap situation and what you have and what you need,” Chiefs general manager Brett Veach said. WELCOME BACKThe Chiefs should get some help from guys that were injured or opted out of this past season.
New normal: Brady gets 7th trophy in a season to remember
History was made, just as it always is, on a picture-perfect Sunday evening at the Super Bowl. Brady adding to his record with a seventh Super Bowl title, but with the long-suffering Bucs, not the front-running New England Patriots? That the Chiefs waded through all that to make it back to the Super Bowl was not all that big a surprise. Brady earned his fifth Super Bowl MVP award. It was, as much as anything, a nod to the new normal — life with coronavirus — meshing with the old normal — Tom Brady holding a Super Bowl trophy.
Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes says he's cleared to play in AFC Championship
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes said Thursday that he's been cleared to play in Sunday's AFC Championship against the Buffalo Bills. Mahomes, who was injured in last week's game against the Cleveland Browns, said he was fully cleared by both team and independent doctors. Patrick Mahomes: "Everything has looked well and I'm out of concussion protocol now." Mahomes, 25, was required to go through the league's five-step concussion protocol, which requires players to rest and then slowly increase their activities from light workouts to strength training. The defending Super Bowl champion Chiefs (14-2) are currently -2.5 favorites heading into Sunday's matchup against the Bills (13-3).cbsnews.com
The Chiefs' Amazing Comeback and a Very Miami Halftime Show Capped a Perfect Super Bowl LIV
Super Bowl LIV lived up to its name, and Miami ended a week of perfectly executed hospitality. Down 20-10, the Kansas City Chiefs scored three straight touchdowns in the last six minutes to win it all in shocking fashion, with a final score of 31-20. https://t.co/bWxIpF8WSO Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 3, 2020FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 50 YEARS, THE KANSAS CITY CHIEFS ARE SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS pic.twitter.com/kjWoTxgsvR SB Nation (@SBNation) February 3, 2020MAHOMES AND KANSAS CITY HAVE DONE IT. The Chiefs are Super Bowl champions. pic.twitter.com/CZY6H5fKBP Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 3, 2020The Kansas City Chiefs are Super Bowl champions for the first time since 1970.browardpalmbeach.com
The Chiefs' Amazing Comeback and a Very Miami Halftime Show Capped a Perfect Super Bowl LIV
Super Bowl LIV lived up to its name, and Miami ended a week of perfectly executed hospitality. Down 20-10, the Kansas City Chiefs scored three straight touchdowns in the last six minutes to win it all in shocking fashion, with a final score of 31-20. https://t.co/bWxIpF8WSO Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 3, 2020FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 50 YEARS, THE KANSAS CITY CHIEFS ARE SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS pic.twitter.com/kjWoTxgsvR SB Nation (@SBNation) February 3, 2020MAHOMES AND KANSAS CITY HAVE DONE IT. The Chiefs are Super Bowl champions. pic.twitter.com/CZY6H5fKBP Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 3, 2020The Kansas City Chiefs are Super Bowl champions for the first time since 1970.miaminewtimes.com
Hackers took over Twitter accounts for the NFL and a bunch of teams, including Super Bowl contenders 49ers and Chiefs
Hackers compromised Twitter accounts belonging to the National Football League and some of its most popular teams, including Super Bowl contenders the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs, in an apparent series of cyberattacks Monday. The hackers taunted the NFL and the teams in messages saying they were "here to show people that everything is hackable," and promoted the hackers' security services via email and Twitter hashtags. Our Mine has executed similar, successful attacks against well-known and celebrity social media accounts in the past and uses the account takeovers to advertise their "services" as a security company. For this reason, any successful compromise of teams playing in that event, including social media accounts managed by the teams, may draw federal scrutiny. While it's not immediately clear how the league and team accounts were compromised, Twitter and other social media accounts can be reinforced if people who manage the accounts use multiple factors of authentication, rotate passwords and avoid phishing emails that may compromise their credentials.cnbc.com
Andy Reid became the second-youngest NFL head coach when he was first hiredhere's how he landed the job
Legendary football coach Andy Reid hustled his way to the top, working for various college programs before landing his first gig in the NFL as the tight ends coach for the Green Bay Packers. In 1999, at age 40, he became one of the youngest head coaches in the NFL, when the Philadelphia Eagles hired him to lead their team. "The Eagles' unique job search and a series of then-unorthodox interviews helped Reid, a relative unknown at the time, beat out Jim Haslett for the job," ESPN reported in a 2019 feature. Still, Reid got the job: "The Eagles' offer made Reid, then 40, the second-youngest head coach in the NFL," ESPN added. Reid's preparation helped him land the job over his more experienced peers.cnbc.com