Kansas City Chiefs offseason earns “B” grade from MMQB

Apr 24, 2017; Tyler, TX, USA; Patrick Mahomes, quarterback from the Texas Tech Red Raiders, poses for a photo at the APEC training facility in Tyler, TX. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 24, 2017; Tyler, TX, USA; Patrick Mahomes, quarterback from the Texas Tech Red Raiders, poses for a photo at the APEC training facility in Tyler, TX. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /
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Monday Morning Quarterback’s Albert Breer gave the Chiefs a “B” after breaking down their offseason.

The Kansas City Chiefs earned a “B” from NFL analyst Albert Breer over at Monday Morning Quarterback and it matched the best grade in the AFC West as both the Los Angeles Chargers and Oakland Raiders. The Denver Broncos ranked worst, but Breer still gave them a “B-” score.

Overall, the Chiefs look largely the same as they did last year for the sake of competition in 2017. They lost Dontari Poe but added Bennie Logan. They released Jeremy Maclin but seem pleased with the growth of younger wide receivers on the roster. Both sides of the ball boast multiple Pro Bowlers and should enjoy the development of several young players at key positions. The consistency of the coaching staff will also allow entire units to develop together including the secondary and offensive line.

This offseason, then, was largely about the future and the move to trade up for Patrick Mahomes. The Texas Tech quarterback cost the Chiefs an additional first round pick in 2018 and a third round pick this season. Mahomes will be the homegrown gunslinger fans have been clamoring for—if he can adjust to Andy Reid’s tutelage, of course. Speaking of general manager John Dorsey and head coach Andy Reid, Breer writes:

"This was the year they got aggressive, and most evaluators would tell you this wasn’t exactly a great draft year for quarterbacks, so the long-term future of the Chiefs GM and coach is now tied to the future of Mahomes."

Despite the cost, the questions about the draft class or other perceived concerns about Mahomes, the reality is that men with jobs on the line decided to go all-in on the quarterback. That likely tells you more than any single stat about what they think of his potential. The Chiefs are indeed linked to the future of Mahomes and the Chiefs brass seem just fine with it. At this point, it’s an impossible exercise to grade.