The Kansas City Chiefs were the worst team in the NFL at the end of the 2012 season but the offseason has brought enough change that experts seem to think that KC is better, at least on paper.
Fox Sports analyst and former head coach of the Baltimore Ravens, Brian Billick, has released his post-draft power rankings. Given their putrid 2-14, record, presumably the Chiefs were at or near the bottom of Billick’s rankings when the season ended.
But not any more.
22. Kansas City Chiefs
Eric Fisher wasn’t the sexiest of draft picks, but he will be a long-term fixture at left tackle and will allow Brandon Albert to play his more natural position of left tackle . . . if he isn’t traded in the meantime. This team has a talented roster and Andy Reid should help that correlate to wins on Sunday.
I like these rankings a lot, mostly because Billick is an ex-coach, as opposed to a grouping of media talking heads. He clearly sees that the Chiefs are a talented team with some new pieces in place.
As for the other AFC West teams, the Chiefs managed to come in ahead of the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders. The Chargers came in one spot behind the Chiefs at #23 and the Raiders are all the way down at #32! Considering both the Chargers and Raiders swept the Chiefs last season, I am not sure that is totally fair but I’ll take what I can get.
The Broncos are still kings of the AFC West, at least according to Billick. They rank #2.
What do you think, Addicts? Is 22 a fair ranking for the Chiefs?