The Kansas City Chiefs had a solid 2015 season, culminating with an 11-5 regular season record and a tough loss to the New England Patriots in the Divisional Round. Kansas City has been knocking on the door for a few years now, will this be the year they win the AFC West and dethrone the Denver Broncos? Offensively, the Chiefs roster basically stayed intact over the offseason with Alex Smith under center, a healthy Jamal Charles in the backfield and Jeremy Maclin and Albert Wilson as his main receivers. Tight end Travis Kelce should see a fair amount of targets as well. The only new offensive starters include former Cleveland tackle Mitchell Schwartz, who signed a lucrative five-year deal during free agency and will be protecting Smith along with rookie guard
Parker Ehinger, the Chiefs’ fourth round draft pick from Cincinnati. Kansas City’s defense was among the top in 2015 and will be looking to have continued success throughout this season. They re-signed linebackers Derrick Johnson and Frank Zombo this offseason along with defensive tackle Jaye Howard and safety Jamell Fleming. The Chiefs traded away their first round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft for additional selections, and drafted tackle Chris Jones in the second round who could see the field early this season on the line.
Head Coach Andy Reid has turned this franchise around rather quickly, with records of 11-5, 9-7 and 11-5 in his three year tenure with the team. They are looking to take it to the next level and bring a Super Bowl Championship to a city with a very loyal and dedicated fan base. 2016 is setting up to be an exciting one, so be sure to purchase your Kansas City Chiefs tickets early so that you don’t miss out on all the thrilling on-field action.