Sept 29, 2012; Landover,MD, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies linebacker Bruce Taylor and linebacker Kyshoen Jarrett (34) chase Cincinnati Bearcats tight end Travis Kelce (18) during the second quarter at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Paul Frederiksen-USA TODAY Sports

The Morning Fix: Chiefs News and Headlines for 1/17/2014

Many people need their coffee to get up and going in the morning, and especially in the middle of the afternoon when things are starting to drag.  Here at Arrowhead Addict, we understand that for a Chiefs fan, coffee is simply not enough.

Here’s all that’s happening around Chiefs Kingdom today.

Welcome to The Fix.

As we reported yesterday, the Chiefs general manager John Dorsey was named “Executive of the Year” by the Professional Football Writers of America. Adam Teicher at ESPN breaks down exactly why he thinks Dorsey received that honor.

John Dorsey has made many correct moves since joining the Kansas City Chiefs as their general manager a year ago. Along with coach Andy Reid, he helped set the much-needed tone of professionalism throughout the organization. He led the charge in the trade for quarterback Alex Smith, though with the Chiefs desperate for a quarterback the deal with the San Francisco 49ers made too much sense for it not to happen.

One of the other moves Dorsey made last off season was drafting tight end Travis Kelce in the third round. Though Kelce injured his knee in the preseason and never got to show what he had on the field, many — including The Kansas City Star’s Terez Paylor — believe a healthy Kelce could be the Chiefs’ answer at tight end next season. Paylor breaks it down in his latest piece.

“I think [Travis Kelce is] a really important component next year,” [NFL Network analyst Mike] Mayock said. “Fasano is solid, Sean McGrath had a sneaky good year. But in today’s NFL, to have a tight end that can challenge the safeties down the seam and push it vertically, it opens up a lot of other things in your offense, and I think Kelce’s that kind of guy.”

Finally today, over at the KCChiefs.com main page, Chiefs Reporter Rachel Santschi discusses the fan impact on the Chiefs this year.

It’s no secret that Chiefs fans are the greatest in the NFL, they are known for making Arrowhead Stadium one of the loudest venues in the world. But, did you know that Chiefs fans are also raising eyebrows with record-breaking television ratings?

205 million NFL fans tuned in to catch their team compete this season, but Kansas City was among the top of the list proving that home or away, Chiefs fans support our team.

That’s it for today’s news and headlines, Addicts. Enjoy your Friday and your weekend. GO CHIEFS!

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