The Kansas City Chiefs, like every team in the National Football League, have tipped their hand at a few points this season in terms of how they view specific players on the practice squad.
Right now, each practice squad in the league is maxed out at 16 spots, a larger-than-normal amount in the wake of COVID protocols and a team’s need to have players ready to go in the face of an unexpected global pandemic. On that squad, teams are allowed to protect a few players each week in order to keep other teams from grabbing them. In this way, we can at least see what the team is thinking about a handful of guys—or at least which positions are the most frustrating.
We looked at several of these prospects to see what the Chiefs might think and it seems like these four might be the favorites going forward—or at least the ones who could stand the best chance of landing a real opportunity next season.
If you’ve not heard much of these players, just know they are good names to memorize in the present. Each of these guys is at a position of need for their talents in 2022 and given the lengths to which the team has gone to keep them, we believe the Chiefs will bring them back for another offseason in the hopes of watching them take the leap at key roster spots.