The biggest winner of the entire 2020 offseason, though, is Patrick Mahomes—and rightfully so. Mahomes fought through injury and carried this team to the promised land for the first time in 50 seasons. Kansas City will, and should, do everything they can to make him happy and successful for the next 15 years. This offseason, Mahomes has won for two primary reasons.
First, retention. The fact that the Chiefs retained seven of the nine offseason linemen who suited up for the Super Bowl, two of three tight ends, every running back (LeSean McCoy did not suit up) and every wide receiver is important. This is especially true in this offseason where the ability to work out together is so limited. The Chiefs overall roster retention has been well-documented and discussed ad nauseam, but the impact this has on Mahomes has been undervalued. Mahomes will return in to battle with roughly the same squad that scored 21 points in six minutes to win Super Bowl LIV. He wins—again.
Second, the Chiefs drafted the best utility weapon in the class in running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire. Not only did the Chiefs personnel staff and head coach Andy Reid fall in love with the former LSU Tiger’s tape, but Patrick Mahomes did as well. Damien Williams is a solid running back who has done well for the Chiefs and (arguably) should have been the Super Bowl MVP. However, CEH is a game changing, home-run hitting, Swiss army knife who can do it all. The Chiefs had the luxury of picking their best available player with the last pick in the first round, and they upgraded a position of strength for the best offense in football.