“Even though we went 2-14, we have a lot of guys who made the top 100 and we had six Pro Bowlers on this team so we’re loaded with talent. Right now we’re putting it all together and it’s going to be very special in the future.
“As a team, we weren’t sure what to expect coming in, like I said we had a lot of new guys coming in – Alex Smith on offense, [Dwayne] Bowe coming back with a big signing, Dexter [McCluster] coming back.
Everyone finally seems to be pulling in the same direction, which hasn’t been the case with the Chiefs for some time. Chairman Clark Hunt’s move to divide the power between general manager and head coach is working the way he intended. The communication between general manager John Dorsey and coach Andy Reid is by all accounts excellent, which can only help the Chiefs. A candy wrapper in the stairwell is now just that and not the sign of some sinister plot to bring down the entire operation. The Chiefs are back to what really matters, which is winning football games.
With the Chiefs, Agnew sees an opportunity. Their secondary is led by Brandon Flowers, whose 48 tackles and three interceptions last season ranked him near the bottom of the NFL in cornerbacks. They signed 10-year veteran Dunta Robinson from Atlanta and Sean Smith from Miami this offseason.
But beyond that, there are two other corners on the roster — Jalil Brown (Colorado) and rookie Buddy Jackson (Pittsburgh) — and Agnew considers the position “wide open” heading into training camp.
“It’s a great opportunity to compete, and probably one of the best spots to be in for a young corner right now in the NFL,” he said.