Charvarius Ward has missed the last two games with a quad injury, but has been a full participant in practice this week for the Chiefs, which makes him very likely to return in Week 5. That’s good news because the Chiefs are going to need to be at full strength in the secondary against the array of weapons at Josh Allen’s disposal.
The Bills loaded up with Emmanuel Sanders joining Stefan Diggs, Dawson Knox, and Cole Beasley as pass catchers to go with Zack Moss and Devin Singletary out of the backfield. Ward isn’t a top-tier boundary corner by any means, but he can hold down an outside spot and he should be plenty motivated to come back and showcase what he can do in primetime.
Remember, this is a big, big year for Ward. In these final 13 games of the season, teams are going to be watching him to see just how successful he can be in the next stage of his career as he matures into his prime. Ward is in a contract year and stands to make a lot of money on the open market if he can provide someone with a young but experienced corner with a Super Bowl ring or two on his resume.
That journey to turn heads starts on Sunday in a big way if Ward can make a key play or two on the ball to slow the Bills offense.