Dec 1, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tight end Anthony Fasano (80) catches a pass for a touchdown as Denver Broncos strong safety Mike Adams (20) defends during the first half of the game at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Eight days. Eight flipping days until everyone is due to show up in St. Joseph, Missouri for training camp. We’re so close, everyone. So very close.
To help us pass the time we are asking some questions the Chiefs need to solve over the next six weeks. Today we are focusing on the tight ends, a position of significant importance in Andy Reid’s offensive scheme and a position which could be the “sleeping giant” of the Chiefs offense.
Kansas City the final week of the preseason with the idea of having Tony Moeaki, Anthony Fasano, and Travis Kelce as their three tight ends. It was a position which looked pretty good on paper, and may have been the deepest of any of the offensive positions heading into the season.
Then injuries happened. Moeaki suffered his annual injury which landed him on the cut list. Kelce injured his leg and ended up missing the entire season. Fasano started the season with an ankle injury and then missed time with a concussion. By the end of the season the trio that was supposed to be the Chiefs tight ends ended up playing in a grand total of 10 games. Not ideal.
As things stand heading into the year, Fasano and Kelce appear to be at or near full health. And in replacement of Moeaki a new intriguing name has emerged in Demetrius Harris. Do the Chiefs have a tight end group who can change the whole complexion of the offense?