At this point, Brett Veach and his staff have just over two days to complete their final assignments. Of course, we all k now that a general manager will consistently tinker with the roster and practice squad over time, and the K.C. Chiefs GM is certainly no exception, but the call to release 27 different players is a big deal for anyone and any team and Tuesday afternoon is that deadline.
The Chiefs were already known as one of the most talented overall rosters in the National Football League. Consecutive trips of the Super Bowl will give any franchise that sort of reputation. In addition, the Chiefs have some of the league’s best players overall—with both Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce making the top five in the NFL’s Top 100 players..
However, what’s been discovered this preseason is that these Chiefs—this 2021 iteration—are deep as well. This team has never been so set in the trenches, a wonderful comeback from last year’s injury-plagued season up front on offense. The lines are deep. The secondary looks set. The linebackers are impressive. The skill positions are loaded.
Let’s predict the KC Chiefs 53-man roster and include some trades.
While every roster has some level of concern, the Chiefs are undoubtedly the most complete roster front to back. Even the special teams units look great. When you factor in a head coaching staff that suffered very little turnover despite those aforementioned Super Bowl appearances, you get a team that’s ready for another championship run.
Let’s get on with the 53-man roster prediction including some trades that we think will affect the way things play out.