The Kansas City Chiefs have not been known for a great offense over the past decade. The team has had individual stars on that side of the ball throughout that period including Tony Gonzalez, Jamaal Charles and Larry Johnson, but the unit has failed to be special.
Kansas City should be able to change that in 2016, with perhaps the best collection of talent on offense since the days of Trent Green and Priest Holmes. Under head coach Andy Reid, the Chiefs have ranked 21st, 25th and 27th in total offense over the past three seasons, respectively. Obviously, none of those numbers are terrific.
If Kansas City is going to get to the Super Bowl, the offense has to pick up the slack and at least be average. This year, there is no excuse not to be good at the bare minimum.
The Chiefs upgraded the offensive line by signing right tackle Mitch Schwartz, arguably the best at his position. The rest of the line also looks solid, especially at left tackle with Eric Fisher and center thanks to Mitch Morse. At the skill positions, Kansas City has ample weapons in Jamaal Charles, Travis Kelce and Jeremy Maclin. Few teams can boast a trio of playmakers of that ilk. Factor in role players such as Charcandrick West, Spencer Ware and Albert Wilson, and this team should score points.
It’s high time this offense starts rolling. While quarterback Alex Smith isn’t an All-Pro, he’s a quality player who can do what’s asked of him. Kansas City needs to take advantage of the talents on hand, because if it does, this group could be high-flying.