The Kansas City Chiefs have serious help on the way

KANSAS CITY, MP - JANUARY 15: Outside linebacker Tamba Hali
KANSAS CITY, MP - JANUARY 15: Outside linebacker Tamba Hali /
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As injury depleted as they are, the Chiefs keep winning and now stand at 4-0. The best part is that they have several players en route to help even more.

The Kansas City Chiefs are currently the NFL’s only undefeated team at 4-0. They hold a one-game lead over the Denver Broncos in the AFC West (and even two games over the Oakland Raiders) and they look like the class of the AFC after toppling the New England Patriots in Week 1. It’s been a magical first quarter of the season so far for K.C., and the amazing part about it all is that they’ve not even played great football during this entire time.

For all of the fanfare about their wins, the reality is that there’s not a single team in the NFL that has allowed more penalty yards than the Chiefs. They’ve also lost a lot of players to injury since the preseason. Yet somehow, the Chiefs train keeps chugging along. Can the trend continue? It’s unlikely the Chiefs will be able to withstand one of the league’s toughest overall schedules and win ’em all. However the Chiefs can be sure of one thing: they have reinforcements on the way.

It sounds crazy to think that the Chiefs will have more contributors on the way since they’re already in first place but early injuries means that key players will be returning at midseason and an interesting placement of a certain longtime pass rusher will keep him fresh for the stretch run. If you’re impressed by the Chiefs now, you likely haven’t seen their best iteration yet. Here’s a list of four players set to return at some point soon who could help K.C. be even better than they’ve been so far.