But, after the Kansas City Chiefs parted ways with him, Waters wanted to go somewhere he could win a championship, even if it wasn’t home.
“Once the decision was made for me to leave Kansas City, the target was definitely going to be on teams that I felt had a chance to be in this game,” Waters said Sunday at the first media session of Super Bowl week. “This was definitely the focal point for me.”
Kyle Vinyard from Salem, Ore., wants to know if I think the Kansas City Chiefs could draft Boston College linebacker Luke Kuechly.
BW: The Chiefs will look at the the offensive line and the defensive line, but Kuechly is certainly a name to consider. The Chiefs will pick either 11th or 12th depending on the outcome of a coin flip with the Seattle Seahawks.
1. Kansas City Chiefs: The Chiefs showed their mettle late in the season and almost wormed their way into the playoffs a second straight year. Manning would be an instant upgrade at quarterback over Matt Cassel and has a top-tier target there in Dwayne Bowe. Also, a nice young defense has been constructed in K.C., which would get the ball in Manning’s hands more often.
Johnson had a hand in one AFC touchdown when he took a lateral from Chargers safety Eric Weddle to complete a 60-yard interception return. Weddle initially returned the interception 27 yards before latteraling to Johnson, who then rolled 60 yards for the score.
The AFC defense finished the day forcing five turnovers, including three interceptions off Panthers rookie quarterback Cam Newton.
Johnson’s fourth quarter touchdown gave the AFC a 59-35 lead with just under six minutes to play. Newton’s pass was intended for former Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez.