The Kansas City Chiefs added three players to the NFL’s Top 100 on Tuesday.
The NFL’s Top 100 continued its countdown on Tuesday and the Kansas City Chiefs saw three more of their own roster listed among the players unveiled.
Star safety Tyrann Mathieu was the first Chiefs player to be disclosed on the night when he came in at No. 39 overall. It wasn’t long before he was joined by Pro Bowl wide receiver Tyreek Hill at No. 22. Then shortly thereafter, the duo was joined by record-setting tight end Travis Kelce.
To see Mathieu so high on the list just one season after the Chiefs signed him away from the Houston Texans in free agency shows just how quickly he became a pillar for the Chiefs defense. His indispensable leadership and unmatched versatility gave defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo the ultimate chess piece, and the end result was a turnaround worthy of a Super Bowl title.
Hill is a yearly staple around this part of the NFL’s Top 100 as is Kelce, his running mate. Together, they provide the Chiefs the best pass-catching tandem in the NFL.
The fastest player in the NFL, Hill has made the Pro Bowl in each of his first four seasons. In that time, he’s grown from the league’s most dangerous returner to a top-tier wide receiver who has grown into a complete package as a just-as-dangerous deep threat. Hill holds the Chiefs single-season record for most receiving yards and he’s likely to break career marks if he can stay healthy.
As for Kelce, he remains the best tight end in the business. Last season he set a record for most consecutive seasons with 1,000 yards receiving for a tight end with four and he will likely extend his own mark for a few more seasons at that. Even in the playoffs, he was a beast for the Chiefs, a player with 207 yards and 4 touchdowns in three games last year. He’s also made five straight Pro Bowls.
The NFL’s Top 100 will conclude with the top 10 players overall on Wednesday, a section sure to include Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.