There are some big questions facing the Kansas City Chiefs as they prepare for the second week of training camp at St. Joseph.
The Kansas City Chiefs took the day off on Sunday after a near-week of practice in St. Joseph for most players as training camp began in the last week. The entire NFL is now back at it for another grueling season, and the Chiefs are hopeful they can continue their winning ways in the midst of some serious roster changes and fierce competition.
With a new week of practice on the horizon, how are things looking for the Chiefs? So far, a lot of young players are showing off and standing out while newer veterans are beginning to fill the leadership roles vacated by this offseason’s departure. All of this is good news.
As the Chiefs come back together on Monday, however, they also face some questions for the road ahead. Here are some primary questions that we’re asking heading into the month of August.
Will Jody Fortson’s injury keep him out for long?
Jody Fortson’s return from an Achilles injury suffered last October has been a positive storyline out of training camp so far. He’s looked like the sort of dynamic target on offense that can create end zone mismatches for the Chiefs as he started to a year ago. Unfortunately, he went down with a quad injury on Saturday and was carted off early from practice.
As the Chiefs continue to build chemistry with several new faces among the pass-catching options for quarterback Patrick Mahomes, Fortson would be a nice player to continue to develop in the mix. Instead, if he’s forced to miss much time, the tight end competition becomes interesting and Fortson begins to face bigger health questions.
Here’s hoping we see Fortson back sooner than later and that the quad injury is just a small hurdle for a player who has already overcome so much on his pro journey.