We take a look at Dee Ford’s value to the Chiefs and the awards that the Chiefs rookies have won from the PFWA.
On Tuesday, a couple of Kansas City Chiefs rookies earned honors for the Pro Football Writers Association for the first time in almost 30 years. Kareem Hunt won the rookie of the year award from the PFWA and was the co-offensive rookie of the year. Hunt is certainly worthy of both honors. He has a chance at the more prestigious Associated Press offensive rookie of the year award as well. That will be bestowed upon either Hunt or Alvin Kamara Superbowl weekend.
Another Chiefs rookie was also named to the PFWA all-rookie team. Kicker Harrison Butker was the selection for the best rookie kicker after his fantastic season for the Chiefs. Kansas City is in a great position with young talent that could really play an even larger part as early as 2018. Chiefs rookie QB Patrick Mahomes will most likely be the starter in 2018 and has the ability to do things most QB’s can’t.
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Kansas City also added a player on Tuesday on a futures contract. T.Y. McGill was added to the roster on a deal after playing for the Indianapolis Colts and the Cleveland Browns over the past three seasons. He is a 25 year old nose tackle that’s about 6’0 tall and just under 300 pounds. T.Y. is most likely a camp body but from time to time teams find gems in these types of signings. Kansas City needs help at nose tackle and defensive line so bringing him in makes sense. There are still many moves to be made as the team heads into the off-season.