KC Chiefs have 5 players on CBS’ Top 100 in NFL

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick MahomesMandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick MahomesMandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports /

Pete Prisco over at CBS Sports has put together his list of the top 100 players in the National Football League for the 2022 season, and the Kansas City Chiefs have come out with an impressive level of representation with five players on the list.

That said, the Chiefs aren’t even close to dominating this list. The Los Angeles Chargers have a whopping nine players on the list and a few teams are tied next with six. The Chiefs are tied with the Super Bowl-winning L.A. Rams, Buffalo Bills, Green Bay Packers, and Cincinnati Bengals with five apiece. If that all sounds top-heavy, it is, which means that six NFL franchises don’t have a single player in the rankings.

The Chiefs land their superstar on the list early with Patrick Mahomes coming in at No. 3 overall, just behind Aaron Donald of the Rams and Aaron Rodgers of the Packers. From there, tight end Travis Kelce is next at No. 19, the second-ranked tight end behind George Kittle of the San Francisco 49ers at No. 13.

The Kansas City Chiefs have five players on the list of the top 100 overall players in the NFL for the 2022 season from CBS Sports.

Coming in at No. 36 is defensive lineman Chris Jones, who remains a well-respected pass-rusher across the league and the team’s best overall defensive player.

The last two spots on the list help make up for the loss of wide receiver Tyreek Hill and star safety Tyrann Mathieu. It’s also a sign of just how good Brett Veach did at rebuilding the offensive line from a year ago. Rookie Creed Humphrey is heading into his second season with plenty of respect at No. 59 overall. Prisco says, “He anchors what has become a good offensive line, and he should be even better this season.”

Following the selection of Humphrey, Joe Thuney also sneaks into the Top 100 with a career year in his first season in K.C. at No. 96 overall.

Speaking of Hill, he landed at No. 17, now for the Miami Dolphins, and Mathieu was named Honorable Mention.

You can check out the entire list here.

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