Another Historic Offensive Turn
Kansas City’s offense is coming off a historic season. Averaging 35.3 points per game, the Chiefs produced the third highest scoring output in a season in NFL history.
Even without running back Kareem Hunt, Kansas City’s offense will still be in great shape. Many running backs have flourished under head coach Andy Reid. Therefore, the offense will continue to generate large scoring outputs in 2019 with its current running back corp.
In addition to Hunt, the Chiefs also lost center Mitch Morse. However, the Chiefs found some young bright-eyed talent in the draft in wide receiver Mecole Hardman in the second round and running back Darwin Thompson in the sixth round, who could be a diamond in the rough, especially under Reid’s guidance.
Having Pro Bowlers Tyreek Hill at wide receiver and Travis Kelce at tight end already gives Kansas City’s offense the upper hand in every matchup. Both Hill and Kelce set single-season career highs in receptions, yards and touchdown catches with Mahomes under center in 2018.
When healthy, Sammy Watkins can do plenty of damage. Watkins led the team with 176 receiving yards in the postseason last year. In addition to Hill, Watkins and Kelce, Mahomes has a plethora of speedsters in Hardman, De’Anthony Thomas, Demarcus Robinson and Byron Pringle at wide receiver.
With Hunt out and Spencer Ware hurt, Damien Williams proved he can be a viable running back after averaging 5.1 yards per carry. In the playoffs, Williams was responsible for 250 yards rushing and receiving and four total touchdowns, including three in the AFC Championship game.
Don’t forget Anthony Sherman either. Although the fewer teams are using the fullback spot, the Chiefs continue to do so and have had one of the best in the league.
With that kind of depth, the Chiefs offense will have boundless potential.