Several members of the Chiefs roster stand a lot to gain (or lose) in this stretch run.
As much as every player on the Kansas City Chiefs is focused on the primary goal in front of him—with Super Bowl hopes headed by the banner of “Run It Back” talked about often in and around Arrowhead Stadium—it’s also no secret that several members of the roster are also focused on their future. For those Chiefs players, it’s likely due to the uncertainty they face in a matter of several weeks.
Whether or not the Chiefs make good on their campaign to repeat as NFL champs, the reality is that this winter will feature very real questions for several players. It’s the often overlooked aspect of NFL life by fans, but for many players, they will have to wait to find out where they will live next season—a decision that impacts the school system for their kids, the community for their families, the cities in which they will invest.
While many Chiefs are already tied up through 2021 and beyond, some Chiefs players know that they are playing for their financial futures over the next several weeks. Even if their journeys in K.C. are over, if they look good, or bad, down the stretch, it can help, or hinder, their respective chances to latch on with a new team—or maybe even make more money than ever.
Let’s take a look at an array of Chiefs players who have the most to lose (or gain) down the stretch with the Chiefs, knowing that suitors could be lining up this spring if they look good on a Super Bowl roster.