7 Chiefs named as best player to wear their respective jersey number

From Patrick Mahomes to Buck Buchanan, the #Chiefs had several greats make @TheNFLWire’s list of the best pro football players to wear every jersey number.

Jersey numbers have always been synonymous with greatness in the Kansas City Chiefs franchise. For that reason, they’re one of just a few NFL clubs with over 10 retired jersey numbers. No one will wear those numbers again in Kansas City, without expressed permission from the club.

A few of those retired jersey numbers appeared on a recent list from Touchdown Wire’s Doug Farrar, naming the best pro football player to wear every NFL jersey number. Only one active Chiefs player made the list, but six franchise legends also joined him.

Which players made the cut for Farrar? Here’s a quick look at each down below.

A Mother’s Day salute to Chiefs TE Travis Kelce’s mom Donna Kelce

A look back at some classic moments from #Chiefs TE Travis Kelce’s super mom Donna Kelce. | from @EdEastonJr

The Hall of Fame-worthy career of Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce has already pushed him to popularity levels well outside the NFL gridiron. The NFL All-Pro has increased his fans worldwide due to his fun personality and entertainment ventures, but we’ve learned over time that his mother, Donna, is perhaps his biggest fan. She has certainly played a significant role in that growth.

As Kelce’s career blossoms in and outside the NFL, his mother, Donna, has been by his side. In honor of Mother’s Day, we look back at some of Donna Kelce’s special moments supporting her All-Pro son.

Every NFL team’s potential breakout player for the 2022 season

Our NFL Wire editors examined one potential breakout player for every team ahead of the 2022 season, with big expectations for #Chiefs’ Mecole Hardman:

There’s no underestimating the transition from college football to the NFL, where it takes some players time to fully adjust to the size and speed of the pro game.

It’s why rookies rarely thrive and why we see some substantial jumps for young players over the course of a few years.

There are a number of players around the league who are primed to make a leap this season due to their situation and/or opportunity following what’s been a whirlwind of an NFL offseason, which has featured its share of change among NFL rosters.

From second-year quarterbacks to talented, young wideouts, our NFL Wire editors examined one player from every team poised for a breakout year in 2022.

One free agent each NFL team should want to sign in 2022

Every team gets better or worse in the offseason. If each team were to sign this one free agent, they’d definitely improve.

There are only four teams left fighting for Super Bowl LVI, which means 28 teams are deeply engrossed in the Business Season of the NFL. The first major tentpole event of that season is free agency, which begins at 4 p.m. ET March 16. Teams are aware of the salary cap for the 2022 season, and are planning to build out their rosters accordingly.

We’ve decided to give them some help. Cap and negotiations aside, we’ve determined one pending free agent (as of the time of publication) that isn’t currently on each team for each team.

Based on our results, expect hot markets for CB J.C. Jackson, WR Mike Williams and DT Akiem Hicks — none of which should be considered a surprise for anyone. There are interesting names that might not be the first considered in such an exercise, but compelling arguments are made.

Ranking Chiefs’ potential wild-card opponents, from easiest to toughest

While we’re all still hoping for a first-round playoff bye, here is our ranking of the #Chiefs’ potential wild-card opponents. | from @WesleyRoesch

The Chiefs may be finished with the regular season, but their playoff situation is still up in the air.

Kansas City finished with a 12-5 record after beating the Denver Broncos 28-24 in Week 18. With that win, the Chiefs can finish no lower than the No. 2 seed heading into the playoffs.

The Chiefs still have a chance to take the No. 1 seed, but in order to do so, they’ll need the Houston Texans to defeat the Tennessee Titans. If that doesn’t happen, the Chiefs will be a No. 2 seed and will play the No. 7 seed in the wild-card round.

Who that No. 7 seed will be is still a big question. There are seven potential opponents, and 128 scenarios that can impact who the Chiefs play in the opening round. Below is each potential opponent, ranked from easiest to toughest. I’ve also included the odds for that team being the Chiefs’ opponent based on the 128 scenarios, as well as probabilities from FiveThirtyEight.

6 Chiefs earn spot in 2022 Pro Bowl

The #Chiefs have 6 players headed to the 2022 Pro Bowl, along with 8 alternates. | from @WesleyRoesch

The Kansas City Chiefs are one of three teams who will send at least six players to the 2022 Pro Bowl, along with the Indianapolis Colts (7) and Los Angeles Chargers (6).

Of course, the Chiefs hope to physically send none of these players to the Pro Bowl as their Super Bowl hopes are still very much alive. Nonetheless, here are the Chiefs players who have earned the honor of Pro Bowler for the 2021-22 season.

Here are Chiefs’ position groups most affected by COVID-19 outbreak

We take a look at the position groups most affected by the current COVID-19 outbreak for the #Chiefs:

The Kansas City Chiefs are the latest NFL club to deal with a rash of COVID-19 issues. In total, the team has 16 players on the Reserve/COVID-19 list between the 53-man roster and practice squad. With preparation for the Week 16 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers beginning today, we took a look below at the position groups most affected by the outbreak, including those players currently available to play at each position. Obviously, this could change for better or for worse depending on the results of today’s COVID-19 testing.

For now, here’s a look at the position groups most affected for Kansas City:

5 best Chiefs PFF grades on offense through the bye week

These 5 #Chiefs players have turned in the best PFF grades on offense through the bye week.

The Kansas City Chiefs take a 7-4 record including four consecutive wins into the bye week. The team hasn’t quite found their groove on offense in the way they’d hoped to at this point of the season, yet they’re still one of the most productive and explosive units in the league. They still boast some of the top offensive grades in the league, but you might be surprised where their success has come on that side of the ball.

Below you’ll find a look at the Chiefs players with the five best overall grades (via Pro Football Focus min. 100 snaps) on offense through the bye week:


Updated Chiefs 90-man offseason roster by position group

Be sure you know how to identify all of the #Chiefs players at training camp with an updated 90-man offseason roster:

The Kansas City Chiefs are set to hit the practice field for their first 2021 training camp practice this morning.

Fans will flock to Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Missouri to get a first look at the Chiefs. The team has made a few changes to their 90-man offseason roster ahead of camp. They’ll begin to trim the roster, cutting it down to 85 players on August 17th.

Typically, during the offseason program, the NFL allows for duplicate jersey numbers, with one number on offense and one on defense. There are a few instances of that right now, but when they trim the offseason roster to 53 players, there won’t be any duplicate jersey numbers. There are also only a handful of players making use of the NFL’s new rules on single-digit jersey numbers.

With all of that in mind, here’s the latest look at the latest Chiefs’ 90-man offseason roster organized by position group: