3. Alex Smith
Smith had a career year in 2015 when it comes to passing and rushing yardage, but it was not enough. This year, Smith has to be even better if the Chiefs want to go to the Super Bowl for the first time since January 1970.
Smith threw for 3,486 yards and 20 touchdowns against seven interceptions while completing more than 65 percent of his throws. The Chiefs don’t need a ton more in the yardage category, but the touchdowns have to be closer to 30. Smith needs to fit the ball into tight windows in the red zone, something he DID start doing late (Maclin vs. CLE, Harris vs. OAK, Conley vs. HOU and Wilson vs. NE). We need more, much more of it.
4. Marcus Peters
I know, how could this guy step up any more than he did as a rookie, making the Pro Bowl and winning Defensive Rookie of the Year? By being more consistent.
We know Peters can play. He’s already phenomenal. However, he would have times where stretches of plays would get away from him. You could almost see him brooding internally. If Peters can allow himself to get past being beat and move on quicker, the Chiefs are already better at cornerback.