Sep 21, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) leaps over Miami Dolphins cornerback Cortland Finnegan (24) during the second half at Sun Life Stadium. Chiefs won 34-15. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Of the Chiefs’ top 11 players (including Eric Berry), only one has not yet been to a Pro Bowl, and that’s Travis Kelce. Kelce’s star is rising so fast does anyone doubt he’ll be there one day soon? He certainly has the potential. Of the top 11 players, they have already produced 25 Pro Bowl appearances.
This shows an amazingly loaded set of starters. The question then becomes depth.
The position of greatest depth seems to be the defensive end position while the weakest seems to be the rest of the offensive line (besides Grubbs). While Grubbs is a potential star at left guard, every other position on the team, besides offensive line and free safety, has one standout player which also makes it difficult to determine who the depth would be.
Consequently, the next weakest position appears to be the free safety position (the one next to Eric Berry and Tyvon Branch). Yes, free safety is deep but there is no star player there. We can hope Ron Parker rises to the the top there but he’s still developing.
When you look over the Chiefs roster from the star-at-every-position standpoint, it’s hard not to see this team as a contender. When you look over the Chiefs roster from a depth-at-every-position standpoint, you have to be concerned about just how far they can go if injuries touch the offensive line, nose tackle, wide receiver, strong safety or fullback.
Punter is secure with Dustin Colquitt still at the helm. Cairo Santos has come back stronger so hopefully that helps him with his field goals and kickoffs. Team’s rarely keep more than one guy at each of these positions. Without question, special teams will continue to be special.
What do you think, Addicts? Are you concerned about Kansas City’s depth moving into this season?