The Kansas City Chiefs may have gotten an F for their performance during the 2012 regular season but as far as Matt Williamson of ESPn is concerned, KC is top of the class when it comes to the 2013 offseason.
Williamson gave the Chiefs an A-, which was the best of any NFL team, save the Ravens, who received the same mark.
The story is behind ESPN’s ridiculous “Insider” paywall but the Chiefs’ portion is visible.
Kansas City Chiefs
Key additions: QB Alex Smith, DE Mike DeVito, CB Sean Smith, TE Anthony Fasano, CB Dunta Robinson, G Geoff Schwartz, QB Chase Daniel, WR Donnie Avery, FB Anthony Sherman, LB Zac Diles, DL Marcus Dixon, LB Akeem Jordan, DE Daniel Muir, OLB Frank Zombo
Key losses: OT Eric Winston, DE Glenn Dorsey, QB Matt Cassel, CB Javier Arenas, TE Kevin Boss, DE Ropati Pitoitua, WR Steve Breaston, S Travis Daniels, S Abram Elam, RB Peyton Hillis, DL Shaun Smith, G Ryan Lilja, ILB Brandon Siler, QB Brady Quinn
Analysis: This is a much better football team than the one we saw struggle through the 2012 season in very disappointing fashion. There isn’t one position on this team that I would say was better in 2012 than it is right now, although we must realize just how badly this team underachieved last season. In fact, the Chiefs look to be noticeably improved at quarterback, tight end, offensive line and defensive back.
It is crazy to think about how much change has occurred in Kansas City this offseason.
But Williamson is correct. The chiefs have definitely got better at QB, TE, OL and DB. The team has also improved drastically at head coach. The jury is still out on GM and the rest of the coaches but the early returns are positive, at least for John Dorsey. I’d argue the only areas that concern me are DE and WR.
The Chiefs’ roster is mostly complete but there will be some surprise veteran cutes later this summer. The Chiefs may be able to pick up a couple of key veteran pieces as they get ready for the season.
What do you thin, Addicts? Do the Chiefs deserve top marks for their offsseason?